Friday, March 16, 2007

From the Triodion

Sanctifying the season of the Fast, the precious Cross stands here before us. As we venerate it today, let us cry aloud: O Master who love mankind, with its aid, grant that we may pass through the remainder of the Fast in repentance, and thus behold your life-giving Passion through which we are redeemed.

From the First Kathisma, Orthros, Friday, Fourth Week of Lent

I have enslaved the dignity of my soul to the passions, and I have become lkie a brute beast. I can no longer lift up my eyes to You, O Most High; but bowing like the Publican, I pray to You, O Christ: Be propitious to me, O God, and save me!

From the Aposticha, Vespers, Saturday, Fourth Week of Lent

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