Thursday, December 21, 2017
Strict Fast | Refrain from meat, fish, oil, wine, dairy, and eggs.
Today we commemorate
- Forefeast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
- Juliana of Nicomedia & her 630 Companion Martyrs
- Themistocles the Martyr of Myra
- Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow
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.