Saturday, January 05, 2019

Saturday Synaxis

O Lord God, Ruler of heaven and earth, Creator of things visible and invisible, Giver of eternal life, and Consoler of the sorrowful, make me to stand firm in the confession of thy name, that as with thine aid I have begun the good fight, so with thine aid I may be deemed worthy to gain the victory...[So now] let the right hand of thy majesty scatter the phantom hosts of the ancient enemy, for we know, O Lord, that thy mercy will aid us in all temptations.

- Margaret of Antioch

(Painting: "The Temptation of Saint Anthony," by Angelo Caroselli, 17th cent.)