Hymn for the Control of Anger

Brethren, let us watch our tempers:

For resentment is a sign of anger,

And it shows itself in fits of rage.

The different forms of irritation have no modesty,

For they burst forth from the lips of the vicious,

Making them liable to the punishment they deserve.

Let us therefore be alert and watchful;

Let us flee all anger, rage, and spitefulness,

Avoiding every sort of wrathful behavior and animosity.

But in gentleness and peacefulness of soul,

Let us confidently approach the Theotokos,

Crying out for her unfailing help and strength:

O holy Lady, save us!

(New Skete, Monday, Tone 6 Vespers Theotokion)