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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 5/9/2013

Renewal Thursday
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Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:38-43

Gospel Reading: John 3:1-15

Renewal Thursday; The Holy Prophet Esaias (Isaiah); Christopher the Martyr of Lycea; Monk-martyr Nicholas who lived in Vuneni, of Larissa in Thessaly; Epimachos the New Martyr of Alexandria; The New Martyrs of Novo Selo, Bulgaria

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First Hour Prayer

O Christ the True Light, which enlightens and sanctifies every one coming in to the world, let the light of Your countenance be signed on us, that in it we may see the unapproachable Light: and guide our steps to the doing of Your commandments, through the prayers of Your most pure Mother and all Your saints.  Amen.

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The Theophany Prayer of St. Sophronius of Jerusalem

Trinity above being, above goodness, above divinity, all-powerful, all-seeing, invisible, incomprehensible, creator of all spiritual beings and rational natures; goodness itself, the inaccessible light enlightening all who come into the world, shine in me, Your unworthy servant, and enlighten the eyes of my understanding, that I may make bold to praise Your infinite benevolence and power. May my prayer for the people here present be well-pleasing; Read more...

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"When you pray, try to let the prayer reach your heart; in other words, it is necessary that your heart should feel what you are talking about in your prayer, that it should wish for the blessing for which you are asking.... Observe, during prayer, whether your heart is in accord with that which you are saying." - St. John of Kronstadt

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Sayings From The Church Fathers

So that we will not think that we are doing something great through our ascetic efforts and our many sighs and tears, we are given knowledge of the sufferings of Christ and His saints...For by contemplating the numberless trials that the saints joyfully accepted and the many sufferings that the Lord endured on our behalf, we become aware of our own feebleness.

- St. Peter of Damaskos, from Twenty-Four Discourses no. 9, The Philokalia Vol. 3 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber pg. 234

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