Having beheld her Lamb being led to the slaughter, Mary, the Ewe, followed Him in the company of other women, troubled, and crying thus: "Where goest Thou, my Son? And why hastenest Thou to finish this course? Is there, perchance, another wedding in Cana to which Thou hastenest now to change the water for them into wine? Shall I go with Thee or shall I rather tarry? Give me word, O Word, nor pass me in silence, O Thou who didst keep me undefiled; for Thou art still my Son and my God.