- Pray thou fervently for the whole world,
O Theotokos, for it needeth thine aide,
for the snares of the evil one
have been spread over all the face of the earth,
the nations rage and storms of temptations
have risen against the Church of God.
Wherefore, as once in Cana of Galilee,
speak thou a word to thy Son, that He transform
the water of temptations and sorrows
into the wine of compunction and divine gladness.
THEOTOKION in Tone V at the Praises in Matins
from the service for the
KURSK-ROOT ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
(from the booklet of its history, recent miracles,
liturgical services and akathist hymn, published by
the St. John of Kronstadt Press, 1989)
The KURSK-ROOT icon of our Lady
visited Holy Protection church
in Rochester, NY, this week.
Thanks to notification from church friends
it was possible to venerate the icon even if
not possible to remain for the service.
Sinful, Peter Brandt-Sorheim
Mother of God pray for us!
Do thou keep safe from harm
those who bear thine icon hither
and preserve their devotion!