|Text source||M. Lauxtermann 2012, The Perils of Travel: Mark the Monk and Bodl. E.D. Clarke 15, in F. Bernard, K. Demoen (eds.), Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium, Farnham/Burlington, 195-206: 204|
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Remember, Sabas, your humble son: nay father, I beseech you, do not forget your child. He is a sheep in your care and he has wandered away. Leave the rest, look for this sheep eagerly: and with your prayers draw this soul to you from the desolate hills (such is surely the work of a good shepherd) -
this humble soul, totally lost, wholly impure, wholly stained, wholly gnawed at by the teeth of the deceiver [that is the devil].
Follow the example of Christ and rescue this creature from the fate of being devoured by bloodthirsty beasts. If you ask for it, God will grant it to you.
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 Μέμνησο, Σάβα, του ταπεινοῦ σου τέκνου
OXFORD - Bodleian Library - Clarke 15  (f. 130r)
|Identification||Vassis ICB 2005, 454: "Precatio"|