Banner for the Prayer Corner

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 8/22/2013

9th Thursday after Pentecost
Visit the Prayer Corner for more daily readings, prayers, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

The Holy Martyr Agathonicus; Holy Martyr Anthuse; Athanasios the Hieromartyr & Bishop of Tarsus; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; The Synaxis of the Icon of the Mother of God of Prusa

You are viewing the New Calendar Readings. View the Old Calendar

  Listen to the Life of the Saint of the Day (Old Calendar)  (New Calendar)

Prayer Corner

Vespers Prayers

The Sunset Hymn

Gladsome Light of the holy glory that shines from the immortal, heavenly Father, the holy, the blessed Jesus Christ! In that we have come to sunset, now that we see the evening light, we sing the praise of  Father and Son and Holy Spirit, one God! Worthy are You to be praised at all times with voices meet for holy song, O Son of God, the Giver of life, for which cause, all the world does give glory to You!

The Prayer At The Approach Of Sundown

Vouchsafe, O  Lord, to keep us this evening without sin.  Blessed are You, O Lord God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is Your Name forever. Amen.   Let Your mercy be upon us, O Lord, even as we have set our hope on You.  Blessed are You, O Lord, teach us Your commandments.  Blessed are You, O Master, make us to understand Your commandments. Blessed are You O Holy One, enlighten us with Your commandments.  Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever, do not despise the works of Your hands.  To You belongs praise, to You belongs song, to You glory belongs:  To the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever.  Amen.

Orthodox Reading Room

Orthodox Reading Room

&tpl either does not contain any placeholders or is an invalid chunk name, code block, or filename. Please check it.

Daily Prayers

Daily Readings

"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

About Prayer
Morning Prayers
Evening Prayers
Special Daily Prayers
Prayers For Various Needs
Prayer Before Reading Holy Scripture

Sayings From The Church Fathers

Should we fall, we should not despair and so estrange ourselves from the Lord's love. For if He so chooses, He can deal mercifully with our weakness. Only we should not cut ourselves off from Him or feel oppressed when constrained by His commandments, nor should we lose heart when we fall short of our goal...let us always be ready to make a new start. If you fall, rise up. If you fall again, rise up again. Only do not abandon your Physician, lest you be condemned as worse than a suicide because of your despair. Wait on Him, and He will be merciful, either reforming you, or sending you trials, or through some other provision of which you are ignorant.

- St. Peter of Damaskos, from Twenty-Four Discourses No. 9, The Philokalia Vol. 3 edited by Palmer, Sherrard and Ware; Faber and Faber Pg. 233

Orthodox Calendar

In 2017, Holy Pascha is celebrated on April 16th.

See when the Date of Pascha falls in another year:


Search for a parish

Parish Name: 

Address: 

City: 

State: 

Deanery: 

 

Search for a parish within    miles
of zipcode  

Video Broadcasts Button

Subscribe to our email lists