Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
In preparation for the coming Lenten Spring: Half-letter sized Booklets for the Passia service, with mirrored Ukrainian and English texts.
By Your crucifixion, crucify me from this world with its temptations and desires.
By Your Cross, hide me from the invisible enemies which seek to capture my soul.
With Your pierced feet, turn my feet from every evil path.
With Your pierced hands, keep my hands from every deed which is unworthy of You.
You, Who were nailed to the Cross in the flesh, nail my flesh to fear of You,
so that I might turn away from all evil, and do only that which is pleasing to You.
You, Who bowed Your head upon the Cross, bow down my proud, earthly pretentiousness in humility.
Protect my ears with Your crown of thorns, so that I would hear nothing other than that which is virtuous.
You, Who tasted the gall with Your lips, place a guard about my unclean lips.
You, Whose heart was pierced with a spear — create a clean heart within me.
With Your wounds, sweetly wound all of me to love for You,
so that I would love You, my Lord, with my whole soul, my whole heart, with all my strength, and with all my mind.
The pdf files are meant to be printed, double-sided on letter size (8.5″x11″) paper (2 pages per side, 24 sheets of paper in all); folded in half and saddle-stitched to form half-letter sized booklets. Though the default Acrobat .pdf print auto-scaling has been disabled in the file, it would be good to print a complete double-sided spread to test your own system/printer settings before committing to a large print run. Auto-scaling tends to shrink and reposition the content — and in a booklet application, that means shifting the spine of the finished booklet so that the content is no longer centered on an uncropped page. The file is designed to avoid additional cropping. If you opt to print this at home or at a parish office and do not have a sophisticated printer/copier/collating/binding system, testing to arrive at the proper settings is a good idea. If you opt to have this printed at a commercial printer’s, remind them that the inside pages are meant to be mirrored: i.e. Ukrainian page 5 on the left | English page 5 on the right — and so on.
Моліться за нас!