Protection of the Mother of God

October 1, 2023

Protection of the Mother of God

And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For He has regarded the low estate of His servant; surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name." (Luke 1:46-49)

The icon is of the Protection of the Mother of God (October 1st).

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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)

1 The Protection of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary, Respect Life Sunday
9 Columbus Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
15 Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

Please continue to pray for for a swift and peaceful conclusion to the war against Ukraine, and for the peace and safety of all those who are deprived of liberty around the world. The Eparchy of Passaic is collecting stipends to support priests in Ukraine. Please support them as best you can!

Teachings of Christ the Savior

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6 ESV)

Truth to Live By

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2 ESV)

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