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
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.