Venerable Mary of Egypt

Commemorated on April 1

Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 8

The image of God was truly preserved in you, O mother, / for you took up the Cross and followed Christ. / By so doing, you taught us to disregard the flesh, for it passes away; / but to care instead for the soul, since it is immortal. / Therefore your spirit, O holy Mother Mary, rejoices with the Angels.

Kontakion — Tone 3

Having been a sinful woman, / you became through repentance a Bride of Christ. / Having attained angelic life, / you defeated demons with the weapon of the Cross; / therefore, O most glorious Mary you are a Bride of the Kingdom!

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