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The [[Kontakion]] for Sunday evening, eighth tone.
''Jacob lamented the loss of Joseph, but that noble one was seated in a chariot and honored as a king; for by not being enslaved then to the pleasures of the Egyptian woman, he was glorified by Him that beholdeth the hearts of men and bestoweth an incorruptible crown.''
=== The Hymn of the Bridegroom ===
''Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and blessed is the servant He shall find vigilant; but unworthy is he whom he shall find neglectful. Beware therefore O my soul, lest you be weighed down by sleep, lest you be given over to death and be closed out from the kingdom; but rise up crying out: “Holy! Holy! Holy are You our God; through the intercessions of the Theotokos, have mercy on us."''
=== Holy Monday evening ===
The [[Kontakion]] for Monday evening, second tone.
''Being mindful of the hour of the end, O my soul, and fearing because of the cutting down of the fig tree, labor diligently with the talent that was given thee, O hapless one, and be watchful and cry: Let us not remain outside the bridal chamber of Christ.''
===Holy Tuesday evening ===
'''[[Hymn]], Tone 8:'''
''The woman who had fallen into many sins,''''perceiving Your divinity, O Lord,''''Received the dignity of a [[myrrh-bearer]],''''For with lamentation she brought fragrant myrrh to You before Your burial.''''And she cried: Woe is me, for love of sin and stings of lustful passion envelop me as the night, dark and moonless.''''As You cause the clouds to drop down the waters of the sea, accept the fountain of my tears.''''As by Your indescribable condescension You bowed down the heavens,''''so incline to the groaning of my heart.''''I shall kiss Your most pure feet and wipe them with the hair of my head,''''Those same feet whose sound Eve heard at dusk in Paradise when she hid herself in fear.''''Who can count the multitude of my sins?''''Who can measure the depths of Your judgements, O Saviour of my soul?''''Do not turn away from me, Your servant, for You have immeasurable mercy.''
== The Kontakion for Holy Wednesday ==
The '''[[Kontakion]] for Tuesday evening, fourth tone.
''I have transgressed far more than the harlot, O Good One, yet have never brought you showers of tears;''''but entreating in silence, I fall before you, as I kiss your immaculate feet with love,''''that as Master you may grant me forgiveness of offences, as I cry out,''''O Saviour: deliver me from the filth of my works.''
== See also ==
== External Links ==
*[[w:Kassia|Kassiani on Wikipedia]]