"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis

Monday, March 18, 2013

First Monday of the Great Fast



APOSTICHA OF MONDAY IN THE FIRST WEEK
OF THE GREAT FAST

Matins, Tone 5
The Fast has come, mother of chastity, accuser of sins, advocate of repentance, life of the angels and salvation of men. Let us cry out, ye faithful: O God, have mercy upon us.

Vespers, Tone 3
Let us observe a fast acceptable and pleasing to the Lord. True fasting is to put away all evil, to control the tongue, to forbear from anger, to abstain from lust, slander, falsehood and perjury. If we renounce these things then is our fast true and acceptable to God.

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