At Morning Solemnity after the First Dismissal, there is made a Procession to the Altar Shrine of the Holy Cross. During the procession is sung the following antiphon:
I am Alpha and O, the First and the Newest, the Beginning and the End, Who, before the creation of the world and unto the ages of ages, am Alive unto eternity. My Hands That made you were Transfixed with Nails for your sake; I was Struck with scourges, Crowned with Thorns; I asked for water while Suspended, and they offered vinegar; for my food they gave gall, and for My Side a Lance. I died and was Buried; I arose, I am with you.
R: Tell it out among the nations.
V: That the Lord hath reigned from the Tree, alleluya.
Collect: Let us pray. O God, Who for our redemption didst will that Thy Son should suffer the death of the Cross to deliver us from the power of the enemy, grant unto us, thy servants, that we may ever live in the joys of His Resurrection. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God, through all the ages of ages. Amen.
The Medieval Monastic Psalter of Orthodox England, Noted in the English Language