While fasting with the body, brethren, let us also fast in spirit. Let us loose every bond of iniquity; let us undo  the knots of every contract made by violence; let us tear up all unjust agreements; let us give bread to the hungry and welcome to our house the poor who have no roof to cover them, that we may receive great mercy from Christ our God.

No, that’s not Occupy Wall Street, or striking miners, far left radicals, or even Dorothy Day. It is the first sticheron for Vespers on the first Wednesday in the first week of Great Lent – taken from my new Lenten Triodion that arrived on the first day of Lent.

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