Thursday, March 08, 2012

Stretching Out Our Hands

In this season of repentance, let us stretch out our hands in works of mercy; and then the ascetic struggles of the fast will bring us to eternal life.  For nothing saves the soul so much as generosity to those in need, and delivers a man from death.  Let us do all this with gladness, for there is no better way, and it will bring salvation to our souls.

1st verse of the aposticha, Tuesday matins, second week of the Fast.

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