Tuesday, February 20, 2007

From the Triodion

Let us keep the Fast not only by refraining from food, but by becoming strangers to all the bodily passions. Thus we who are enslaved to the tyranny of the flesh may become worthy to partake of the Lamb, the Son of God, slain by His own will for the sake of the world, and that we spiritually may celebrate the feast of the Savior's Resurrection from the dead. Thus we shall be raised on high in the glory of the virtues; and through our righteous actions, we shall give joy to the Lord who loves mankind.

From the Aposticha of Vespers of Wednesday
(Tuesday Evening)
of the First Week of Great Lent

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