St. Mary of Egypt, Pray for Us
"Having been a sinful woman, You became through repentance a Bride of Christ. Having attained angelic life, You defeated demons with the weapon of the Cross; Therefore, O most glorious Mary you are a Bride of the Kingdom!"
Pray for us, so that we, too, may seek the divine through repentance by the power of the Cross.
- Kontakion from the commemoration of St. Mary of Egypt.