1- Let us give thanks to the Beneficent,
The Almighty living in the highest,
Let us magnify His majestic kindness,
Whose mercy reached St. Mary of Egypt.
2- She started a very shameless girl,
Resented family, in lust to swirl,
Worldly pleasures her eyes to glare,
Who would believe this is Mary of Egypt?
3- Merging with pilgrims, she took a boat,
As a young lady she never thought,
In the net of the Spirit she'll be caught
To become St. Mary of Egypt.
4- At the church entrance love surrounded her,
Conferred care suddenly stopped her,
And the purity of the Theotokos struck her,
She is not yet St. Mary of Egypt.
5- She couldn't force her way through;
Till a decision with tears paid her dues.
The wretched girl found her clues
To become the great St. Mary of Egypt.
6- She was guided to cross the Jordan,
Live in the wilderness and find solace,
There she spent the rest of her days:
The great ascetic Mary of Egypt.
7- Abbot Zosima discovered her piety,
Deep asceticism and choice of poverty,
For us he wrote the amazing story
Of the great St. Mary of Egypt.