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
Ninth Hour Prayers
O Christ God, Who at the ninth hour tasted death in the flesh for our sake, put to death the arrogance of our flesh and save us! When the Thief saw the Author of Life hanging on the cross he said: If God had not become flesh, He would not have been crucified with us, nor would the sun have hidden its rays.