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).

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Updates

While articles have been a bit slower in coming that I had planned or prefer, I do maintain the site regularly (so, keep an eye out!)… I’ve added a few more churches to the Churches page, fixed changed / broken links on the Monasteries page, and added a couple of new links on the Resources page…. As always, I’ll continue to “fill the gaps” with bits of inspirations or prayer, and do plan to add more substantial content as scheduling will allow…

Thanks as always to everyone who does take the time to read, reach out, and follow along…. your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!!

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. 
(Matthew 27:27-31 RSE)

Live Video Feeds from Holy Resurrection Monastery

Excuse me if I have already posted this, and likewise forgive me if it has somehow slipped my attention to do so…. I wanted to let interested folk know that Holy Resurrection Monastery (in Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin) posts video feeds from their daily services on Facebook Live! Surely, there is no substitute for attending any service or Divine Liturgy in person, but it does provide a wonderful avenue of at least a virtual participation for those who may not otherwise have access to such throughout the day. Click on the link below to visit the monastery’s Facebook page and to learn more / connect (as provided by a feature of Facebook Live, you can elect to be conveniently notified when the  monastery is broadcasting)…

https://www.facebook.com/wisconsinmonks/

St. Clement of Rome, a Saying…

Let them, therefore, with fasting and with prayer make their adjurations, and not with the elegant and well-arranged and fitly-ordered words of learning, but as men who have received the gift of healing from God, confidently, to the glory of God. By your fastings and prayers and perpetual watching, together with your other good works, mortify the works of the flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit.
🕂St. Clement of Rome🕂

Directory Addition: California and Georgia

I’ve finally have gotten the chance to begin updating the Directory of Churches for the site, and will be making further updates in the weeks ahead.

A list of churches in California (along with two in Georgia) have been added to the Directory. 

As always, f you have a church you would like listed, please let me know- leave a comment or get in touch at our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/byzantineca/