Thursday, December 09, 2010
Fast Day (Fish Allowed) | Fish, oil and wine are allowed. Refrain from meat, dairy and eggs.
Today we commemorate
- The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos
- Hannah the Righteous, mother of Samuel the Prophet
- Narses the Martyr of Persia
- The Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) in the Holy City of Jerusalem
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.