One often hears converts to Orthodoxy express their sorrow that there are no Orthodox prayers one may offer on behalf of their beloved relatives who have departed this life outside the Church. Over the past several years a wondrous fervor of veneration for the holy Martyr Varus has blossomed forth, especially in Russia, as a heavenly intercessor for those who died outside the Faith. The memorable Patriarch Alexis II noted: "Chapels are being built in honor of the martyr Varus, and icons are being painted. From his life it follows that he possessed a special desire to pray to God for those who died unbaptized."
This new release is tenth in our well-known Akathist Series, printed in an attractive, pocket-sized format, with extra-sturdy covers intended for frequent use. Includes several full-color depictions of the Saint.
A simple but informative account of the life of St. Paisius Velichkovsky. 8 pages, stapled.
An endearing little booklet for writing down the names of your loved ones. Certain pages are designed with headings such as, O Lord, have mercy on the suffering, sick children, pertaining to the various akathists in this series.
A little booklet of poetical prayers on the theme of Christ's Nativity, taken from St. Nikolai Velimirovich's famous Prayers by the Lake.
A lovely Christmas gift!
This deeply moving canon of prayer eloquently expresses the heart-felt anguish of anyone in need of praying for a sick child. Includes a full introduction of insightful counsels by a Russian Orthodox Priest-Pediatrician, and the following prayers at the end: Prayer for a Sick Child, Prayer for a Child Suffering Great Pain, Prayer of Thanksgiving for Healing.
O Lord, show the power of Thy mercy!