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:

http://ecpubs.com/byzantine-daily-office-bdo/

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Jack Figel, Publisher


Teachings of Christ

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." (John 3:16-18 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

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

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses? God also forgives us in His mercy. Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us. As we treat our neighbors, so also does God treat us. The forgiveness, then, of your sins or unforgiveness, and hence also your salvation or destruction, depend on you yourself, man. For without forgiveness of sins there is no salvation. You can see for yourself how terrible it is.

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Journey to Heaven