Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday Synaxis


(Painting: "Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee," by Rembrandt)

O King of peace, grant unto us thy peace, for thou hast given us all things. Possess us, O God, for beside thee we know none other. We are called by thy name; quicken our souls, for thou art our God. It is thou that loosest them that are bound, and raisest up them that are cast down. Thou art the Hope of the hopeless, the Help of the helpless, the Comfort of the weakhearted, the Harbor of the tempest-tossed…O Physician of souls and bodies, Overseer of all flesh, visit us with thy salvation, thought Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
                                - Coptic Liturgy of St. Mark

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