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20525 Center Ridge Rd. #301
Rocky River, OH 44116
United States

(440) 941-4850

A Pan-Orthodox ministry that displays Christian love, mercy and compassion to the individuals, families and facilities it serves.

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A Pan-Orthodox ministry that displays Christian love, mercy and compassion to the individuals, families and facilities it serves.

Penitential Stanzas (Tone 8)

Gerald Largent

Penitential Stanzas (Tone 8)
King and Master, the angels praise You without ceasing, and I fall before You crying out like the Tax-Collector:  God be merciful to me and save me (Luke 18:13)!

My soul, because you are immortal, be not overwhelmed by the waves of this life.  But return to sobriety and cry out to Your Benefactor:  God be merciful to me and save me!

Grant me tears, O God, as You once gave them to the woman who had sinned, and count me worthy to wash Your feet which have delivered me from the path of error.  As sweet-smelling ointment, let me offer You a pure life created in me through repentance.  And may I also hear the words which I long to hear:  Your faith have saved you, go in peace (Luke 7:37-50).

When I call to mind the many evils I have done, and I think about the fearsome day of judgement.  I am seized with trembling and I flee to You for refuge, the God Who loves mankind.  I beseech You Who alone are free from sin to turn not away from me.  But before the end comes grant compunction to my humbled soul and save me.