The theme of Monday night is vigilance, symbolized by the parable of the ten virgins, some of whom were caught unprepared for the bridegroom to arrive. The parable suggests the need always to be ready, for judgment.
On Tuesday night, the theme is repentance, as illustrated by the story of the sinful woman.
``She who was engulfed in sin, found thee, the heaven of salvation.
And She poured out the myrrh with her tears ... ''
On the same night, the beautiful hymn of Kassiani, is sung:
``Oh my Savior and soul saver|
who can trace out the multitude of my sins
and the abysses of thy judgment.
Do not disregard me, thy servant
oh thou whose mercy is boundless ...''