This Akathist reads as one unending, most tearful, cleansing lamentation coming from the heart of a believing Orthodox person who with hope tenaciously clings to her Saviour. It shows the boldness of one who knows the ultimate greatness of Christ's forgiveness. With no attempt to hide from Christ's gaze the magnitude of her sinful actions, the writer of this Akathist presents her fallenness to the Lord to the fullest extent without leaving unspoken even a trace for which the demons might accuse her at the Last Judgment. And out of the fullness of her repentance, in this liturgical expression of sorrow, she can freely call out: "O Lord, my Lord, my joy, have mercy on me who am fallen..."
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