Orthodox River

Sixth decade

Let us remember the Feast of the Purification of the Lord, and the words uttered by St. Simeon: ‘Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also’ (Luke 2.35). Let us pray that the Mother of God will meet our souls at the hour of our death, and will contrive that we receive the Holy Sacrament with our last breath, and will lead our souls through the terrible torments.


Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Open unto us the door of thy loving kindness, O blessed Mother of God;
in that we set our hope on thee, we may not go astray;
but through thee may we be delivered from all adversities,
for thou art the salvation of all Christian people.


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