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The notion of prelest is used in some of the liturgical texts of the Orthodox Church.
In the Akathist to the Mother of God:<ref>[http://wwwwikitranslate.stsymeon.comorg/wiki/akathist.html The_Akathist_Hymn Akathist to the Mother of God.]</ref> "For thou hast quenched the furnace of deception" (Ikos 5); "For thou hast trampled on the delusion of error" (Ikos 6).
In the [[Great Canon]] of St. [[Andrew of Crete]]:<ref>[http://www.orthodoxchristian.info/pages/canon.htm The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete]</ref> "I lie naked and ashamed, for the beauty of the tree, which I saw in the middle of the garden, deceived me" (Monday, Ode 2); "O God, Trinity yet One, save us from delusion, temptations and misfortune!" (Monday, Ode 3); "But you, my hopeless soul, have rather imitated Esau, surrendering to the crafty evil the beauty you inherited from God. In two ways, works and wisdom, have you been deceived and now is the time for you to change your ways" (Tuesday, Ode 4).
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