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
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.