Friday, June 23, 2017
Strict Fast | Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs.
Today we commemorate
- Agrippina the Martyr of Rome
- Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader
- The Holy New Archpriest Martyrs Gerasimus of Crete, Neophytos of Knossos, Joachim of Cherronisos, Hierotheos of Lampi, Zachariah of Sitia, Joachim of Petra, Gerasimos of Rethymno, Kallinikos of Kydonia, Melchizedek of Kissamos, Kallinikos of Diopolos, and those Martyred with Them (1821-1822)
- Mark, Bishop of Ephesus
Prayer of the Hour
Third Hour Prayers
Lord, Who sent down Your Holy Spirit in the third hour to Your Apostles; take not Your Spirit from us, but rather restore Your Spirit in us who pray to You, O Good One. You are blessed, O Christ our God, Who made the fishermen wise by sending down Your Holy Spirit. Through them You have captured the world into their nets. Glory to You, O Lover of Mankind!