St. Irene the Great Martyr of Thessalonica
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee
Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice:
O my Bridegroom, Thee I love;
and seeking Thee, I now contest,
and with Thy Baptism
am crucified and buried.
I suffer for Thy sake,
that I may reign with Thee;
for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee:
accept me offered out of longing
to Thee as a spotless sacrifice.
Lord, save our souls
through her intercessions,
since Thou art great in mercy.