Thursday, July 20, 2017
Today is Fast Free | No fasting restrictions.
Today we commemorate
- The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah)
- Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii
- Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France
Prayer of the Hour
Evening Compline Prayers
Grant us, Master, as we depart for sleep, rest for body and soul. Protect us from the gloom of sinful sleep and from all dark pleasures of the night. Calm the impulses of passion, and quench the fiery darts of evil which are treacherously cast against us. Check the turbulence of our flesh and lull all our earthly and mundane thoughts.