Raining flames

Coming down to those on earth
the Holy Spirit’s spring was seen
in the form of fiery streams
apportioned spiritually to all
as it bedewed and enlightened the Lord’s Apostles
And thus, the fire became
a cloud bedewing them,
filling them with light,
and raining flames on them.
And through them, grace hath been vouchsafed us
by fire and water in very truth.
Behold, the Comforter’s light is come and
hath illumined the whole world.

Sessional Hymn, Monday after Pentecost. Translation: The Pentecostarion (Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1990), p. 428.