“Abba Zosimas, bury on this spot the body of humble Mary. Return to dust what is dust. Pray to the Lord for me…”

“For a long while he wept over her and sang the customary Psalms, and said the Funeral Prayers. He began to wonder whether the Saint would want him to bury her or not. Hardly had he thought this, when he saw something written on the ground near her head: ‘Abba Zosimas, bury on this spot the body of humble Mary. Return to dust what is dust. Pray to the Lord for me. I reposed on the first day of April, on the very night of the Saving Passion of Christ, after partaking of the Mystical Supper.'”

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