Ode I, First Canon of Cheesefare Monday: The beginning of contrition . . .Church Prayers, Hymns, Services, Lenten Triodion, Services / By Orthodox Church Quotes The beginning of contrition and repentance is to flee from sin and to abstain from passions. Let us hasten, then, to cut off our evil works. — Ode I, First Canon of Cheesefare Monday Related posts: St. Isaac the Syrian: A Prayer of Repentance Four Stichera at the Praises, Matins, Meatfare Sunday: I think upon that day and hour when we shall all stand naked . . . Canon to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ: Cleanse me of all sin before the end; for frightful and terrible . . . St. Isaac the Syrian: Whoever does not voluntarily withdraw himself . . .