Press Release from Eastern Christian Publications

Eastern Christian Publications is pleased to announce a new email subscription service from Eastern Christian Publications for Daily Vespers according to the Byzantine Ruthenian Typicon. Like the BDO Hours subscription service that we have been delivering for a few years, Daily Vespers will include three versions each day (except Saturdays and Feast Days):

1: Clergy: The full text of Daily Vespers with all litanies, blessings and all changeable parts; the Prayers of Light are provided as a separate Appendix file
2: Reader Service: Daily Vespers for the laity in the world with common texts and all changeable parts
3: Propers: The changeable parts of Daily Vespers including stichera, theotokia, prokeimena and apostichera

You get all three versions each day and so have complete flexibility to use whatever prayers your busy schedule allows. Your copy will be distributed by email each morning for that same evening (excluding Saturdays and Feasts), which is applicable to the saint of the following day. Use it on your desktop, laptop, or any other portable device (iphone or ipad) where you get email. It will be complete and contain all the prayers you need to pray anywhere/anytime!

You can subscribe to Daily Vespers for just $12 per month ($6 per month for students, religious and seniors), or combine it with The Hours for just $$18 per month ($9 per month for students, religious and seniors). Payment is made automatically from our secure website by credit or debit card.

For more information and to subscribe, go to our website here:

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Sincerely yours in Christ,
Jack Figel, Publisher

Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 ESV)

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, drive away from me the spirit of despondency, carelessness, love of power, and idle chatter. (Prostration)

Rather grant to me, Your servant, the spirit of wholeness of being, humility, patience, and love. (Prostration)

Yes, O Lord and King, grant that I may see my own faults and not condemn my brother; for You are blessed to the ages of ages. Amen. (Prostration)


Today is the fountainhead of our salvation, * and the revelation of an eternal mystery: * The Son of God becomes the Son of a Virgin, * and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. * Therefore, let us also cry with him to the Mother of God: * "Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

To you, O Mother of God, our leader and defender, * we, your servants, delivered from calamity, offer hymns of victory and thanksgiving. * So you, who have invincible might, * set us free from every peril * that we may cry to you: * "Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!" (Kontakion, Tone 8)

Random Proverb

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Virtues and vices are the food of the soul and it can feed on either one, turning to whichever one it wants. If it is bent toward moral excellence, it will be fed by virtue - by righteousness, temperance, meekness, endurance. In other words, it is just as St. Paul says, 'being nourished by the word of truth' (1 Tim. 4:6).

St. Ignatius of Antioch