* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

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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