“Your good Spirit shall guide me in the land of righteousness” (Psalm 142:10)

  «Τὸ Πνεῦμά Σου τὸ ἀγαθὸν ὀδηγήσει με ἐν γῇ εὐθείᾳ» Psalm 142 is read at the beginning of every Orthros service as the last of the ‘Six Psalms’, and at every Supplicatory Canon or Paraklesis. More specifically, this verse is chanted at the Orthros of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. Every reference to the Spirit in the Psalms is a direct reference to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Holy Trinity. It is the Holy Spirit Who inspired King David to write this Psalm when his son Absalom was in pursuit of his [...]