These All-Revered Days

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    THE PRAYER BEHIND THE AMVON
    O Almighty Master, Who hast made all creation and by Thine inexpressible providence and great goodness hast brought us to these all-revered days, for the purification of soul and body, for the controlling of passions and for hope of resurrection, Who, during the forty days didst give into the hands of Thy servant Moses the tablets of the Law in characters divinely traced by Thee: Enable us also, O good One, to fight the good fight, to complete the course of the fast, to preserve inviolate the faith, to crush under foot the heads of invisible serpents, to be accounted victors over sin; and, uncondemned, to attain unto and worship the Holy Resurrection. For blessed and glorified is Thine all-honorable and majestic Name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

    -Prayer just before the dismissal during the Presanctified Liturgy

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3 thoughts on “These All-Revered Days

  1. Your Lenten posts have been a pleasant surprise for someone who expected only cooking-related posts. Have you read “Great Lent” by Fr. Schmemann?

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  2. “For the Life of the World” (by Schmemann) is one of the most beautiful and powerful books that I have read. I can hardly get through it because I’m always rereading passages and stopping to reflect.

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