St. Nicholas is one of the most well-known and beloved saints of the Orthodox Church, for good reason. This Akathist is not only a blessing to pray, but is very…
Akathist of Thanksgiving — Glory to God for All Things
Even though the Thanksgiving holiday comes and goes, the Fathers of the Church tell us that cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” is one of, if not the most effective way to attain mindfulness of God.
On our prayer page, we’ve posted a newly assembled PDF of this Akathist. It is often prayed at the beginning of the year, at Thanksgiving, or in any time of difficulty. Like any akathist, it can be…
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving; and pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison, that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak. Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one.
We’ve posted a newly assembled PDF of the Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children on our prayer page. Please check it out, download it, use it, and share it. May it be as much a blessing for you as it is to us!
Today, September 26, we commemorate the repose of St. John the Theologian, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. Here is today’s reading from the Prologue of Ohrid, a condensed version of this man’s incredible life and his love for Christ.
Today, September 20, we commemorate first century saints, St. Eustathios and his family. I heard this incredible story of their lives about five years ago and have had a difficult time finding another saint’s life to compare it with. Enjoy.
“Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”