Ode Ten

Kontakion 10

I have been wounded by the seductive charm of this world and have bent my knees before it, having chosen the ruinous path of its disgusting law, having forgotten my baptismal vows; and committing trespasses one after the other, doing whatever the world whispered to me, I ultimately reached the very peak of mortal sins: the murder of children. But, O Father, open to me Thine embrace, O my God, hasten, so that at least before my end I may offer Thee a sacrifice of praise, exclaiming: Alleluia.

Ikos 10

Robbers, murderers, thieves, and all unrepentant sinners shall not inherit the kingdom of God. And by every unrighteousness and all detestable sins have I defiled my body and soul; because of this misery of my soul, falling down before Thee I cry:

Have mercy on me who was born in the New Testament and Thy grace-filled Kingdom.
Have mercy on me who was received into the Church fashioned by Thee.
Have mercy on me who was sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on me who was nourished by Thy most Pure Body and Thy Life-giving Blood.
Have mercy on me who was baptized in Christ and clothed in Christ.
Have mercy on me who cast away all these benefactions and chose a life of sin.
O Lord, my Lord, my joy, have mercy on me who am fallen.