Prayers

Missing my Beloved Mother

Dear friends, Thank you so much for participating in a “Royal Viewing” for my Mother in Tampa, Florida. She deserved every bit of royalty and recognition she received today. Many of you drove and flew from distance to pay last respects and reminisce your fond memories of her. Thank YOU! Now we are taking our…

URGENT CALL TO LIGHT A CANDLE

The battle over faith and leaderships between the fractions of the Orthodox Church continues to cause much pain, suffering, and agony for many ordinary believers!  As we have recently celebrated the sacrifice of unconditional LOVE through the birth of Jesus Christ and are just about to enter a new year in 2019, let us pray for…

Theophany Service – Baptism of Christ

Theophany Service at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, VA I was blessed to conduct the Theophany service at the beautiful St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Ashburn, VA. The word Theophany (Θεοφάνεια in Greek) means “Revelation of God;” Theophany therefore marks the revelation of the Trinitarian nature of God when Jesus was baptized. Those who witnessed heard…

Metropolitan Theophilos – A Tribute to a Spiritual Father

Indian Orthodox Church Mourns the Falling Asleep in the Lord of Metropolitan Theophilos of Malabar Diocese By: Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Washington D.C. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to…

Pray for and Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Please pray for and help our beloved brothers and sisters in Texas affected by the Horrible Natural Calamity – Hurricane Harvey.   Thousands of Texas residents facing horrible impact of Hurricane Harvey a very major disaster.  O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed…

Theotokos (Θεοτόκος) – Who is Quick to Hear

“Rejoice, O Blessed One, the Lord is with Thee! Blessed art Thou among women!” August 15 – Feast of the “Dormition” of the Mother of God Intercessory Prayer to Mary the Mother of God Hail Mary We ask you O the Saint full of glory the ever-Virgin Theotokos the Mother of Christ We ask you…

Happy Women’s Day!

Happy Women’s Day! Contributions by Jane Heart – jane.heart@weebly.com Credit for the Photo – Reuters A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.~ Diane Mariechild. When I think about the women in my life, I think of Proverbs 3: 15-18 describes the value of wisdom in female gender.…

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering “Consider it pure joy, my friends, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 Some days, when life is…

A Prayer In Memory of the Victims of September 11

A Prayer In Memory of the Victims of September 11 Heavenly Father Creator and Sustainer of us all, on this 15th year memorial of September 11, 2001, hear us, your children, as we are healing from the unbearable pain and disbelief from various inhumane barbaric act of violence across the world. We come to You because You…

The Most Holy Theotokos Intercede for Us!

8-Day Lent comes to a conclusion: Most Holy Theotokos remember us in our times of trials and tribulations of this challenging world.    Please Intercede for those: Poor, Hungry, and the Homeless Suffering from various illness – Cancer, arthritis, heart, etc.. Lost their jobs and facing financial challenges. Separated from someone they love.  Families of the…

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