I.QI.24

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Translation:

(20 December AD 1154)

God of the spirits and of all flesh, who has defeated death and trodden down Hades and given life to the world, rest Your servant Abba Marianou, orthodox bishop of Kourte, in the bosom of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in a shining place, in a place of verdure, in a place of refreshment, whence pain and grief and lamentation have fled away. Being good and loving mankind forgive every sin committed by him in word or in deed or in though,t for there is not a man who would live and would not sin. For You alone are without every sin and Your justice is justice forever and Your word is truth. For You are the resurrection of Abba Marianou, bishop of Kourte, and the resurrection of all Christians, and to You (we sing glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen). (Rest) Your servant Abba Marianou, bishop of Kourte. And the years of (his) life (were) 100, and on the throne he seated years 42. Let God hallow him. Amen, so be it. He died when it was (year) 871 from the Martyrs, [---], (day) 24 (of the month of) Khoiak [---].