Icon of St. Kassiani (Cassiani) - 20th c. - (1KS20)

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Doxastikon – The Hymn of Cassiane the Nun

O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins perceived Thy divinity, and taking upon herself the duty of a myrrh-bearer, with lamentation she bringeth Thee myrrh-oils before Thine entomb-ment. Woe unto me! saith she, for night is become for me a frenzy of licentious-ness, a dark and moonless love of sin. Receive the fountains of my tears, O Thou Who gatherest into clouds the water of the sea. Incline unto me, unto the sighings of my heart, O Thou Who didst bow the Heavens by Thine ineffable condescension. I will kiss Thine immaculate feet and wipe them again with the tresses of my head; those feet, at whose sound Eve hid herself for fear when she heard Thee walking in Paradise in the cool of the day. As for the multitude of my sins and the depths of Thy judgments, who can search them out, O Saviour of souls, my Saviour? Do not disdain me, Thy handmaiden, O Thou Who art boundless in mercy.

 

Alternate spellings: Κασσιανή, Kassia, Cassiane, Kassiana

 

3 Reviews

  • 5
    My Patron Saint

    Posted by Patricia Levine on 21st Nov 2020

    Thank you so much for getting this icon out in time for my Chrismation! Everyone loved it at my Church!
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  • 5
    My Patron Saint

    Posted by Patricia Levine on 21st Nov 2020

    Thank you so much for getting this icon out in time for my Chrismation! Everyone loved it at my Church!
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  • 5
    Excellent mounting

    Posted by Father Lawrence on 1st Jan 2017

    Very nicely mounted icon of Saint Cassiane now is enshrined in the monastery's conference center dedicated in her honor. The work is well done with a very rapid response time