APOSTICHA OF THURSDAY IN THE FIFTH WEEK
OF THE GREAT FAST
The Great Kanon of St Andrew of Crete
Matins, Tone 8
Into the ambushes of thieves thou hast fallen, O my soul, and thou art sorely wounded, delivered through thine own sins into the hands of enemies without reason. But while thou still hast time, cry out with compunction: O hope of the hopeless, life of the despairing, raise me up, O Saviour, and save me.