"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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Third Friday of the Great Fast



APOSTICHA OF FRIDAY IN THE THIRD WEEK
OF THE GREAT FAST
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Matins, Tone  6


I have scattered the riches which the Father gave me and wasted my life as a prodigal, carried away by the evil thoughts of sin. Taking pleasure in the sweetness of passion, I have transgressed Thy saving commandments and become like unthinking beasts. O Christ my God, who for my sake wast pleased to hang upon the Cross, deprive me not of sonship, but accept me as I now turn back to Thee like the Prodigal Son, and save me.

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