Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Stadium of Virtue is Now Open

The stadium of virtue is now open;
those who wish to compete, 
enter therein, girded for the good contest of Lent,
 for those who compete according
to the rules shall receive their laurels rightfully.
 Taking up the full armour of the Cross,
 let us do battle against the Enemy. 
As an impregnable wall, 
we have the Faith, prayer as our breastplate,
and acts of mercy as our helmet.

Instead of sword, there is fasting,
which cuts every evil from the heart.
He who does this shall attain a true
crown from Christ, the King of all, on
Judgment Day.

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