Together let us honor the holy company united by faith,
Those noble warriors of the Master of all.
They were divinely enlisted for Christ,
And passed through fire and water.
Then they entered into refreshment praying for those who cry:
Glory to him who has strengthened you!
Glory to him who has crowned you!
Glory to him who has made you wonderful, O holy Forty Martyrs!
Today we celebrated the feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste with Lark Buns. Though this feast is usually celebrated on March 9th, it was transferred to Forgiveness Sunday because the 9th falls during the first week of Great Lent. We used the Lark Bun recipe from the Orthodox Kitchen Cookbook and these 40 larks were gobbled right up at coffee hour!