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
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!