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

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30 ESV)

Theophany

When You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the certainty of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * "You have come, and You have appeared, O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

According to the text, `We are the body of Christ and each of us is one of its members' (cf. 1 Cor. 12:27), we are said to be the body of Christ. We do not become this body through the loss of our own bodies; nor again because Christ's Body passes into us hypostatically or is divided into members; but rather because we conform to the likeness of the Lord's flesh by shaking off the corruption of sin. For just as Christ in His manhood was sinless by nature both in flesh and in soul, so we too who believe in Him, and have clothed ourselves in Him through the Spirit, can be without sin to Him if we so choose.

St. Maximus the Confessor, Second Century on Theology, Philokalia, V. 2