The First Canon, including the Theotokia, Sessional Hymns, Kontakion, Ikos and Exapostilaria were all translated by the Reader Isaac Lambertscn and used here with his gracious permission. Subtitle on cover has been added by the publishers.
The Second Canon and the texts on pages 28-30 were taken from the Lenten Triodion, published by St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, and used here with the kind permission of Abbot Sergius of St. Tikhon’s Monastery.
The Prayer Against Internet Pornography (page 31) was composed by Abbot Damascene of St. Herman Monastery and used here with his gracious permission.
No. 12 of St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery Series
“We set forth this publication, in honor of St. Mary, as a means of intercession for those struggling against the passion of lust; for this holy Saint, beloved by all, knew firsthand what the battle entails and how to conquer it. It is worth noting that, through her powerful repentance, and the grace of Christ Who washes away all sins, St. Mary now shines with a profound chastity of mind and body; thus, we look to her not as a harlot but as a glittering star in the firmament of Christ’s chosen ones. St. Mary gives to us all an example of perseverance, set purpose in our strivings against sins (whatever they may be), and unbounded faith in Christ’s holy Mother, the Theotokos. We may recall that St. Gregory Palamas made great use of the prayer of St. Mary to the Theotokos: ‘O Lady, Lady, do not forsake me!’ He made it a rule for himself that, before taking up a book, he would make three prostrations before the icon of the Theotokos and, with great compunction, say that prayer, begging the Theotokos to enlighten his darkness and lead him by the hand. It is our fervent desire that this little publication may prove useful to all those who find refuge under the protection of the Theotokos, through the intercession of our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt.”
Canon to our Venerable Mother MARY OF EGYPT
Prayer to the Theotokos
Prayers of Compunction
On the Harlot Whom Christ Forgave
Prayer Against Internet Pornography
Item Number: BKSP772
Publication Data: Safford, AZ: St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
Dimensions (l × w × h): 16.5 cm × 12.0 cm × 0.2 cm
Additional Information: full-color illustrations