Friday, December 20, 2019
Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed) | Wine and oil are allowed. Refrain from meat, fish, dairy, and eggs.
Today we commemorate
- Ignatius the God-Bearer, Bishop of Antioch
- Forefeast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
- Our Righteous Father Philogonius, Bishop of Antioch
- John the New Martyr of Thassos
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.