Opening Prayer: To Your Cross we bow down, O Master. And Your Holy Resurrection we Glorify.
O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance; grant victory to the faithful over their adversaries. And protect Your inheritance, by the power of Your Cross.
Closing Prayer: Prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to your servant.
Yes, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages, Amen.
Remember: Orthodox Holy lent begins on Monday March 3rd; Strict Fast Day, No Meat, No Dairy Products. Every Wednesday and Friday: No Meat; Try not to eat meat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Some will not eat meat at all during lent. Remember to pray more and worship more.
Thank you dear parishioners for praying for me while I am in the Nursing Home. Thank you for vigil-candles, get well cards, visits, etc... Thank you for thinking about me, I am doing better and hope to be home soon. Thanks to Father John for blessings and visits. I also pray for you.
Love, Gertrude Samilenko.