When the glorious disciples were enlightened at the washing of their feet before the supper, the impious Judas was darkened by the disease of avarice, and to the lawless judges he betrayed You, the Righteous Judge. Behold, this man because of avarice hanged himself. Flee from the insatiable desire which dared such things against the Master! O Lord Who deals righteously with all, glory to You!

P.S. Starting this afternoon, I’ll be away from the blog for Orthodox Holy Week services. There will be the usual Holy Week icon posts starting with this one. Normal blogging will resume on Monday.