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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/5/2012

Sabbas the Sanctified
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Matins Gospel Reading: Luke 6:17-23

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2

Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:27-30

Sabbas the Sanctified; Holy Martyr Diogenes; Philotheos the Righteous of Mount Athos; Nektarios the Bulgarian

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Third Hour Prayers

O Lord, Who sent down Your most holy Spirit upon Your Apostles at he third hour; take Him not from us, O Good One, but rather renew Him in us who pray to You.

Prayer of St. Mardarius

O Sovereign God, the Father Almighty, O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and You, O Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one Power, have mercy on me, a sinner  , and by the judgments which You know, save me, Your unworthy servant: for You are blessed forever and ever.  Amen.

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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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no soul can exist without God, without His Son, without His Spirit. God is my being, my breath, my light, my strength, my drink, my food. He carries me as a mother carries her infant in her arms. More than this. Carrying me, my soul and body, He dwells in me, and is united to me.

- St. John of Kronstadt, from My Life in Christ: Part 1, Holy Trinity Monastery pg. 87

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