Thursday, December 23, 2010
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
- Ten Martyrs of Crete
- Paul, Archbishop of Neo-Caesarea
- Rememberance of the Founding of the Holy and Great Church of Christ, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople
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.