Saints and Feasts:
Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
To ponder and meditate on:
"Today the Master of Creation stands before Pilate; today the Maker of all things is given up to the Cross, and of His own will He is led as a lamb to the slaughter. He who sent manna in the wilderness is transfixed with nails; His side is pierced, and a sponge with vinegar touches His lips. The deliverer of the world is struck on the face, and the Creator of all is mocked by His own servants. How great is the Master's love for mankind! For those who crucified Him, He prayed to His Father, saying: 'Forgive them this sin, for in their wickedness they know not what they do'." (Vespers on Holy Friday)
In addition to the Evening service, try to attend the afternoon Unnailing service, to witness Christ being taken down from the Cross. If you are off from work or school, volunteer to decorate the Kouvouklion (Tomb) at church in the morning.