Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Turn your wrath away from us when the spiritual ones supplicate [you]. Most compassionate Lord, spare us and do not let us perish.
Raise up this one who has collapsed from the fall, wounded by the enemy. O healer of the sick, heal my sickness.
My soul is sorrowful because of my transgressions. I cry like the tax collector: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
Searcher of hidden secrets, heal the sickness of my spirit and save me, unique Lover of mankind.
Forbearing toward all, have mercy on my most sinful soul and save me, unique Lover of mankind.
Grace of all-sufficient mercy, grant me forgiveness on the awesome day and save me, unique Lover of mankind.
Plenteous is your compassion toward my most sinful soul. Have mercy on me, O God, my forgiver.
For I have sinned against you, O lenient Lord, by the deception of the evil one. Have mercy on me, O God, my forgiver.
At your second coming, when you come to judge the earth. Have mercy on me, O God, my forgiver.
We have sinned until heaven and we have provoked your righteous wrath upon ourselves. Lord, by your great mercy, have mercy on us.
We have descended until hell, submerged in our lawlessness. Lord, remember the price of the blood of your son. And have mercy on me, O God, my forgiver.
Disperse from our midst the opponent and the invisible beast by the sign of your cross. And do not lead your inheritance to corruption.
Temple of shadowless light and bridal chamber, you lifted the sorrowful curse of Eve, the first mother. Plead with your Son, the only-begotten, Mediator of reconciliation with the Father, to lift the tumult from us and to give peace to our souls.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Mother of God not wed, bride from the earth consecrated to heaven; when you take your seat like light at the right hand of your only-begotten, at that time entreat Him with us to save us from the awesome flame, so that we may join the righteous to sing glory with the heavenly ones.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
The precious stone appeared like tile in the shape of a, dividing the Red Sea and leading the people by a column of undifferentiated, luminous cloud. It created for us a path showing us the way to enter the God-created gate to the Lord’s garden.