"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, April 1, 2013

Third Monday of the Great Fast



APOSTICHA OF MONDAY IN THE THIRD WEEK
OF THE GREAT FAST
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Matins, Tone 4
Clothed in the filthy garment of my sins, I am cast out from the bridal chamber of joy; but in Thine ineffable compassion, O God, take pity on me, as Thou hast taken pity on the Prodigal Son, and be merciful to me.

Vespers, Tone 2

O loving Father, my folly has stripped me bare of all Thy gifts. I have gone far from Thee and have enslaved myself to a strange citizen. I led unclean beasts to pasture, and eating from their food I was not filled. But, knowing Thy tender mercy, I have run to Thee: in Thy love for man, cover my nakedness and save me.

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