Sunday, February 25, 2007

From the Triodion

Troparion of the Sunday of Orthodoxy in Tone Two

Before Your most pure Image we bow in worship, O Good Lord, begging forgiveness of our sins, O Christ God, becaure You chose of Your own free will to ascend upon the Cross in the flesh in order to deliver from the Enemy's bondage those You had created. For this reason, we cry out toyou in thanksgiving: You have filled all things with joy, O our savior, when You came to save the world!


Let us now set out with joy upoin the second week of the Fast. Like Elijah the Tishbite let us fahin for ourselves from day to day, O brethren, a fiery chariot from the four great virtues. Let us exalt our minds through freedom frm the passions. Let us arm our flesh with purity and our hands with acts of compasison. Let us make our feet beautiful with the preaching of the Gospel; and let us put the Enemy to flight and gain the victory.

O Lord, to You I call, Vespers, Monday, Second Week of Lent

Come, let us cleanse ourselves by almgiving and acts of mercy to the poor, not sounding a trumpet or making a show of our charity. let not our left hand know what our right hand is doing; let not vainglory scatter the fruit of our almsgiving; but in secret let us call upon Him who knows all secrets: Our Father, forgive us our trespasses, for You love mankind.

From the Aposticha, Vespers, Monday, Second Week of Great Lent

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