Lovingly compiled by the Hermitage brotherhood in honor of its patron, Saint Panteleimon, this beautiful softcover booklet is ideal for both home and church. It includes the life and passion of the Holy Great Martyr and Healer, along with his akathist hymn, special prayers, beautiful icons and artwork.
"The only purpose of our life from the time we are born is to find God and become one with Him and our fellow man. To this end God grants us guides and helpers along the way, beginning with our parents. However, as we draw closer to Him, climbing the Ladder of Divine Ascent, we begin to experience help from those who are nearest to God: His Saints. Therefore, Beloved, are you sick or suffering? Or are you seeking the true purpose of your life—to attain union with God? If so, then know that you have a compassionate helper whom our All-merciful Saviour has even given a name like unto Himself: the all-merciful Panteleimon. Call upon him!" (back cover).
8.5" x 5.5"
Copyright Hermitage of the Holy Cross
The service of Compline is the last liturgical hour of the day and seeks God's forgiveness for our sins during the past day and blessing for the coming night. For most of the year, this service takes the form of Small Compline, an abbreviated and re-arranged form of the Great Compline served during Great Lent. Following the usage of Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, NY), the order incorporates prayers before sleep from the Jordanville Prayer Book and a litany of saints chanted while venerating icons at the completion of the service.
Suitable for use at home or in church.
Paperback, 360 pages.
Revised expanded edition of the bilingual pocket-size PrayerBook with Order for Communion in soft cover. We have added an Akafist to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, as well as Troparia and Kontakia for each Sunday, as well as for Paskha and the twelve Great Feasts celebrated by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Our new Church-Slavonic PrayerBook is written using Russian orthography with parallel English translation, which helps us better understand each and every word with which we address God in our prayers.
It can serve as an excellent gift to your parishioners or school children.
We are pleased to offer this new edition of the Akathist to St. John the Wonderworker. He is a saint of our times, beloved by those around the world, who continues to work countless miracles. As His Grace Bishop James relates in his Foreword to the Akathist, the miracles and extraordinary accounts concerning St. John “assure us that we are not alone in facing the difficult challenges of earthly life. Indeed, the Lord Himself promised: Behold, I shall not leave you orphans (John 14:18). St. John fulfilled this promise, having cared for so many orphans during his lifetime; and as his constant miracles attest, he continues to care for us. Therefore, let us not allow ourselves to become spiritual orphans through worrying and being anxious: may we instead turn to him in prayer and ask for his bold intercessions before our Lord.” Full-color cover and inner pages, richly illustrated with several icons of St. John.
Full-color cover and inner pages.