Duminica Sfintei Maria Egipteanca

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Duminica Sfintei Maria Egipteanca este a cincea şi ultima duminică a Postului Mare. It is the start of the last week of Great Lent. It commemorates Saint Mary of Egypt (+522), the repentant harlot. After this week comes Holy Week, the week beginning with Palm Sunday.

Tema duhovnicească

Each of the Sundays of Great Lent has a special theme. This Sunday’s theme has three parts.

  • First, no amount of past sin and wickedness can keep a truly repentant person from God.
  • Second, Christ himself has come to call sinners to repentance and to save them from their sins (Luke 5:32).
  • Third, in Saint Mary we see that it is never too late in life, or in Lent, to repent.

Christ will gladly receive all who come to him with sincere repentance, even at the eleventh hour.


Tropar (Tone 8)

The image of God was truly preserved in you, 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, holy mother Mary, rejoices with the angels!

Condac (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, most glorious Mary, you are a Bride of the Kingdom!

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