We need your prayers to survive.
Any time Metropolitan Jonah would ordain someone, he said to those in attendance:
“Because you are here today at this man’s ordination, you are now responsible to remember him in your prayers, and he is responsible to remember you in prayer at the holy altar.”So, because you now know about us, we ask that you assume responsibility and pray for us; and, if you’ll send us a message with your contact information, we will not only pray for you, but list you on our “Who’s Involved” page as well (if you don’t mind).
Are you Orthodox? Remember us in the Liturgy!
The most powerful prayers that we can offer are those that are prayed during the Divine Liturgy. Please take our mission effort and our names (Deacon Joel, Tessi, and family) to your priest to remember us during Proskimedia before the Liturgy and at the Litany of Fervent Supplication during the Liturgy. (Please let us know that you are praying for us as well!)
Prayers for personal use:
This rule is based on that which was given to St. Pachomius of Egypt in the fourth century by an angel, and was the rule he used at each hour of the day and night. It is a prayer routine used by monks of St. Tikhon’s Monastery in Pennsylvania, and is one that especially lends itself to memorization, able to be used in situations in which it is impractical for one to pray using a prayer book.
Akathist to the Mother of God — Nurturer of Children
A beautiful and comforting prayer service for parents and their children. Can be prayed entirely at once or one ode per day (Kontakion + Ikos + Verses) within a daily prayer rule.
“Pray and then speak. That’s what to do with your children. If you are constantly lecturing them, you’ll become tiresome and when they grow up they’ll feel a kind of oppression. Prefer prayer and speak to them through prayer. Speak to God and God will speak to their hearts.” – Elder Porphyrios, Wounded by Love
Akathist of Thanksgiving — Glory to God for All Things
Often prayed at the beginning of the year, at Thanksgiving, or in any time of difficulty. Can be prayed entirely at once or one ode per day (Kontakion + Ikos + Verses) within a daily prayer rule.
Akathist to Saint Nicholas
“Teaching incomprehensible knowledge about the Holy Trinity you were a champion of the confession of the Orthodox faith with the holy fathers in Nicea. For you confessed the Son equal to the Father, co-eternal and co-enthroned, and you convicted the foolish Arius.” — Ikos 2