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