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Your Help Is Needed!

Eastern Christian Publications is in need of funds to keep their App up and running. Please consider a donation to help keep their worthy endeavor available… a link to the GoFundMe page is given below.

From the ECPubs page:
“The ECPubs smartphone APP (iOS and Android) provides daily prayers according to the Byzantine Christian tradition and other daily spiritual reflections.  Funding is needed to maintain the APP and update the prayers every day according to the liturgical calendar.  This funding is for doing this work during 2018.  Over 750 persons have installed the APP in just two months since it was launched, and 30-40 people from around the world review it every day. This ongoing work will provide the opportunity for everyone to have access to the spiritual poetry of the Eastern Church, especially teens, millennials, and young adults who use smartphones for their daily lives.  Users have commented how important these prayers have been in their spiritual life and constantly thank us for providing them at no cost.”

Two Apps of Note

Apps are a great way to access information…while there aren’t a huge number of Byzantine Catholic apps out there as of yet, there is a growing assortment. Two apps that I’ve downloaded and use (and so, can recommend) are Eparchy of Parma and ECPubs parma

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Eparchy of Parma’s app offers links to Eastern Reflections, Prayer Resources, News, Prayer Intentions, The Daily Word, Parishes and Liturgy Times, and more…
Eastern Christian Publications provides Sunday Bulletins, Prayer of the Day, daily reflections (“Living Our Faith” and “Java With Jesus”), The Byzantine Daily Office Of Hours, and a link to their bookstore…
I’ve found both of these apps to be quite useful, and wanted to share them- the links above take you to the Google Play store (sorry, I’m an Android user)… 

Let Us Pray For Those Whom Are “Lost”

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Let us pray for those whom are wandering lost. Let us pray for the intercession of The Theotokos, Searcher for the Lost for those that are wandering in depression, lost in addictions or (seemingly) unbreakable destructive habits, those separated from God’s Holy Church, etc… let us pray for those whom we love, the stranger, our “enemies” and even ourselves, that the lost may be found and guided back to the path that leads to our Father’s house!

Within the temple, O Temple of Life,
you found Him whom the universe could not contain,
silencing the teachers by the word of God,
Which is above the wisdom of the wise.

O all-pure Mother of God,
cease not seeking your children who are lost,
that we may treasure Christ in our hearts,
and find eternally our Father’s house.

-Troparion For The Mother of God, Searcher For The Lost

Please get in touch if you would like for me to include someone in my intentions book and daily prayers. E-mail: Byzcatholic@outlook.com or reach me via Facebook Messenger or Twitter (see the links in Contact Info, above).

Please visit www.facebook.com/SearcherForTheLost
and Holy Resurrection Monastery (https://hrmonline.org)
for more info on The Theotokos as Searcher for the Lost and to order the icon (available through the monastery).

Let Us Pray For Those Whom are “Lost”

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Let us pray for those whom are wandering lost. Let us pray for the intercession of The Theotokos, Searcher for the Lost for those that are wandering in depression, lost in addictions or (seemingly) unbreakable destructive habits, those separated from God’s Holy Church, etc… let us pray for those whom we love, the stranger, our “enemies” and even ourselves, that the lost may be found and guided back to the path that leads to our Father’s house!

Within the temple, O Temple of Life,
you found Him whom the universe could not contain,
silencing the teachers by the word of God,
Which is above the wisdom of the wise.

O all-pure Mother of God,
cease not seeking your children who are lost,
that we may treasure Christ in our hearts,
and find eternally our Father’s house.

-Troparion For The Mother of God, Searcher For The Lost

 

Please visit www.facebook.com/SearcherForTheLost
and Holy Resurrection Monastery (https://hrmonline.org)
for more info on The Theotokos as Searcher for the Lost and to order the icon (available through the monastery).