Saturday, December 23, 2017
Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed) | Wine and oil are allowed. Refrain from meat, fish, 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
Third Hour Prayers
Lord, Who sent down Your Holy Spirit in the third hour to Your Apostles; take not Your Spirit from us, but rather restore Your Spirit in us who pray to You, O Good One. You are blessed, O Christ our God, Who made the fishermen wise by sending down Your Holy Spirit. Through them You have captured the world into their nets. Glory to You, O Lover of Mankind!