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Thursday
Oct232014

The Feastday of Saint Iakovos (James), the Brother of the Lord

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. Second Tone

As the Lord's disciple, O righteous One, you received the Gospel, as Martyr, you have unwavering courage, as the Lord's brother, you have forthrightness, as Hierarch, intercession. Intercede with Christ our God, that our souls may be saved.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Death, The Threshold to Eternal Life (Part III)

7 Holy Youths “Seven Sleepers” of Ephesus

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

FROM THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICE PRAYERS OF ABSOLUTION

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord. Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy). O Lord our God, Who by Your unutterable Wisdom have fashioned man out of the dust and transformed him into comeliness and beauty; and have adorned him, as a precious and heavenly creature, for doxology and magnificence of Your Glory and Kingdom,

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Death, The Threshold to Eternal Life (Part II)

St Moses (Macinic), Martyr and Confessor

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

A BLESSING OFFERED AT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICE

O God of all spirits and flesh, Who has trodden down death, destroying the power of the devil, bestowing life on Your world: to the soul of Your servant (Name) departed this life, do You Yourself, O Lord, give rest in a place of Light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment,

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Death, The Threshold to Eternal Life

Righteous Child Artemius of Verkhol

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

FROM THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICE

Epistle Lesson: First Epistle of the Holy Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 4:3-18)
Priest: Wisdom. Let us attend.

Reader: "Brethren, we would not have you ignorant concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope

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Monday
Oct202014

The Feastday of Saint Luke the Evangelist and Apostle-October 18

Apostle and Evangelist Luke

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

THE FEAST-DAY OF SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST AND APOSTLE--October 18th

Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. Tone Five

Let us praise with sacred songs the Holy Apostle Luke,

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