Thursday, March 30, 2017
Strict Fast | Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs.
Today we commemorate
- 5th Thursday of Lent: The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete
- John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent
- Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, & Epaphroditos, the Apostles of the 70
- Zacharias the New Martyr
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.