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
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.