Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Let us begin the pure fast which is the salvation of our souls. Let us serve the Lord with fear. Let us anoint our heads with oil of good deeds. Let us wash our faces with waters of purity. Let us not use empty phrases in prayer. But as we have been taught, let us cry out: Our Father who art in heaven. Forgive us our trespasses, for Thou art the Lover of Mankind.