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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » April 3rd, 2010, 12:34 pm

For Holy Saturday

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Moses the great mystically prefigured this present day, saying: "And God blessed the seventh day."
For this is the blessed Sabbath, this is the day of rest, on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all His works.
Suffering death in accordance with the plan of salvation, He kept the Sabbath in the flesh;
And returning once again to what He was, through His Resurrection He has granted us eternal life,
For He alone is good and loves mankind.
- from Holy Saturday Vespers
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » April 10th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Every hymn is defeated that tries to encompass the multitude of Thy many compassions;
For if we offer to Thee, O Holy King, songs equal in number to the sand, we have done nothing worthy of that which Thou hast given us who shout to Thee: Alleluia!
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » April 22nd, 2010, 9:20 pm

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No longer does the flaming sword guard the gate of Eden,
For a glorious extinction has come upon it, the wood of the Cross.
The sting has been drawn from death and the victory from hell.
And Thou, my Saviour, didst come and shout to those in hell:
Enter Paradise again.
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » May 10th, 2010, 10:34 pm

You came down to earth, O Lord,
Wishing to fulfil Your eternal plan.
All Creation served at this mystery:
Gabriel, from among the angels,
The Virgin, from among mankind,
The stars from the heavens,
The Jordan from the waters.
In its streams, You washed away the sin of the world.
Jesus Christ Our Saviour, glory to You.
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » May 16th, 2010, 9:29 pm

O Lord our God, Who has spread Your peace upon mankind,
And Who sent down the gift of the Holy Spirit upon Your disciples and apostles,
And in Your might opened their lips with the tongues of fire:

Open also the lips of us sinners and teach us how and for what we must pray.
Be the Helmsman of our life, O calm haven of the tempest-tossed.
Make known unto us the way wherein we should walk.
Renew a right Spirit within us, and with Your governing Spirit establish our unstable mind,
So, being daily guided by Your good Spirit towards that which is our profit, we may be counted worthy to do Your commandments and always to keep in remembrance Your glorious coming which shall search out the deeds done by man;
Strengthen us that we might not be deceived by the corruptible delights of this world,
But that we may desire the enjoyment of the treasures to come.
For You are blessed and praised in all Your Saints unto the ages of ages.

Amen.

-Prayer from the Third Hour
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby mpempa » July 2nd, 2010, 10:32 am

What joy awaits us!

O brethren, what joy awaits us! O brethren, how small a price does our Lord ask of us to purchase this joy in which the angels bathe and in which the righteous swim! Only to fulfill a few of His short commandments that is the entire price!

O Lord Jesus, the all-miraculous source of our joy, our boast and our pleasure, our glory and our thanks, place Your finger on our mouths and do not allow a drop of muddy sorrow and temptations to poison us. To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » August 3rd, 2010, 8:23 pm

Calm me, O Lord, as You stilled the storm;
Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease.

Enfold me, Lord, in Your peace;
And may the peace of all peace be mine this day:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen

(prayer from Compline)

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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » August 5th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Eulogy on the Transfiguration of the Holy One-equal-to-God's Leading People to the Truth

We all adore Thee! O Saviour! Thou art the Holy One equal to God!
Thou art the Merciful Father, the true God, Himself!

Thy raiment is like the Precious Gem glorified in the
Radiance of the Sun and the brightness of the Moon!
Thy virtues, lofty and majestic, ever excel those of all the Saints and Sages.

The Glad-tidings of Thine! Oh, Thy Teachings of Wonderful Love!
These are sounding throughout the world like the Golden Bell!

The gracious influences of the Merciful Laws of Thine!
These are spread throughout the world, lest all the souls be lost Forever!

Being in the dark, these piteous souls are to be lost,
Were it not for Thy Great Mercy!
For they have already lost their true nature
In consequence of all the poisonous evils they received.

Thou alone art the Holy One who is equal to God Almighty!
Thou art our King and Redeemer!
Dwelling in the Divine Light of peerless effluence, visible only to the Saints.
Thou reignest over us all from on high!

In the form of the sacred streaks of Light, Thy Mercy shines forth
Far and near,
Rendering all kinds of iniquities to ashes in order to purge
All the evil ones from the world!

Thus Thou showest to us clearly and distinctly that
Thou art the real Protector of Thy people!
And by many excellent methods and ways Thou governest
All the nations,
Keeping Thine own people from going astray!
And thus for them Thou preservest Thy merciful Way of Benevolent life!

- Adam, Bishop of Xi'an c. AD 780, found at Dunhuang, along the Silk Road in western China, on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » August 17th, 2010, 8:06 pm

O All merciful Saviour, grant us mercy,
Breathing out Thy Spirit on the Cross
And tearing up the handwriting of our sins.
Hymning Thy mercifulness, O Lover of mankind,
We bow down to Thy generous mercy, O Master.
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Re: Prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Postby Theophilus » April 6th, 2011, 8:34 pm

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O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear to my supplications in Your truth;
Hear me in Your righteousness.
Do not enter into judgment, with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living is justified.

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in darkness, like those who have long been dead,
My spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is distressed.

I remembered the days of old; I meditated on all Your works:
I pondered on the work of Your hands. I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, like a thirsty land.

Hear me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails.
Do not turn Your face away from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear Your mercy in the morning, for in You I have put my trust.
Cause me to know, O Lord, the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.

Rescue me, lord, from my enemies; to You have I fled for refuge.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.
Your good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness.

For Your name’s sake, O Lord, You shall quicken me.
In Your righteousness You shall bring my soul out of trouble,
And in Your mercy, You shall utterly destroy my enemies.
You shall destroy all those who afflict my soul; for I am Your servant.
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