Jesus Prayer in Aramaic (Maaloula dialect).
Abortion kills little boys and girls while awaiting their births.
Women are better than killing their children.
Stand for Life.
Icon of the Prophet St Elijah
Icon of the Archangel St Michael.
Icon of Christ the King of Kings and High Priest of Glory.
II. So then, since counsel, and judgement, and free choice are [all directed towards] uncertain things that are within our power, then when there are no uncertain things, as when the Self- Subsistent Truth has been made clearly manifest to all, then [it is the case] that free choice will not be moved by any of the things in the middle and which are within our power, for there will be no evaluation or deciding between opposite [courses of action], whereby we prefer the better to the worse [course of action]. But then in this case if free choice does not exist according to the law of nature that prevails at present - since all uncertainty has been removed from things - then it will only be an active and intellectual appetite.
St Maximos the Confessor TheoPoll,PG91
Prayer to St Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary
Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon,
thou imitator of God’s mercy!
Look down in thy loving kindness and hearken unto us, sinners,
who offer heartfelt prayers before thy holy icon.
Ask for us from the Lord God,
before Whom the Angels stand in heaven,
remission of our sins and transgressions.
Heal the ills of body and soul of the servants of God whom we here commemorate,
who are here present,
and of all Orthodox Christians who seek thy help.
For behold, we, who because of our sins are possessed by bitter ills and have no help or consolation,
yet flee to thee for refuge, since thou hast been given Grace to pray for us and to heal every ill and every disease.
Grant, therefore, to all of us, by thy holy prayers,
health and strength of soul and body,
a good growth in the Faith and in devotion,
and all that is needful unto this temporal life and unto our salvation:
So that, having been granted great and rich mercy thorugh thee,
we may glorify thee and Him that bestoweth all good things,
our God Who is wondrous in His Saints,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
From “Polny Sbornik Molitv”, pp. 214-215: Prayer 3.
Healer and Great Martyr Saint Pantelimon
Great Martyrs Saint George and Saint Demetrios
Kontakion (Plagal of the First Tone) to Saint John the Forerunner
The glorious beheading of the Forerunner was a certain divine dispensation, that the coming of the Savior might also be preached to those in Hades. Let Herodias lament, then, that she demanded a wicked murder; for she loved not the Law of God, nor eternal life, but one false and fleeting.
An overgrown structure deep in the forest of Galicia, Spain by Francisco Lopez