1) O Most Holy Theotokos Save Us. Like the rosary, the Prayer Rule can be prayed extremely simply: 150 (or just 50 at a time) Angelic Salutations, in clusters of 10. 8 Do not be like them. 9 “This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, Matthew 6:5-13 The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτόκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250. 13 and do not subject us to the final test, At an earlier time the church had also windows beside the doors. The church of the Dormition of the Theotokos has the following dimensions: in length it is 48 arshin, and in breadth 8 arshin [1 arshin = 28 inches]. Then, like the Divine Mercy Chaplet, we pray three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us! Like the rosary, the Prayer Rule can be prayed extremely simply: 150 (or just 50 at a time) Angelic Salutations, in clusters of 10. In every iteration, the rosary is a living prayer. It is truly right to bless you, O God-bearing One, as the ever-blessed and immaculate Mother of our God. Later, monks added another prayer between the decades: Open unto us the door of your loving kindness, O most Blessed Theotokos. I was born and raised Jewish. “One day, through the rosary and the scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” ~St. Masha Goepel lives off-grid in the woods of western Maine with her husband, children, saints, and livestock. As a Catholic, what do I do when church doctrine or words from the pope or a priest contradict the sacred scriptures? But others prefer the longer prayer: O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. The commemoration of the Dormition of the Theotokos and the preparation for the Feast begin on August 1 with a period of fasting. Each rosary is a true rosary, and each rosary offers us an opportunity to entrust ourselves and our world to the Mother of God. This ancient devotion is rumored to have been practiced by the later Egyptian monks, particularly those who lived in the 8th century. As with all variations, these meditations focus on Christ: various aspects of His life, and His influence and graces bestowed on His people. 10 your kingdom come, The Eastern Catholic Church – An Introduction. Like so many soul-nourishing devotions though, the Prayer Rule gradually fell into disuse. This is followed by a Glory Be, and a prayer for the Mercy of God. Our Lady has asked us to pray the rosary daily, and the Rule provides an opportunity for Eastern Catholics to rightly cultivate our spiritual heritage. The monks prayed 150 Angelic Salutations to the Mother of God: Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with You. In 1917, the John Rylands Library  in Manchester, England, acquired a large panel of Egyptian papyrus. The rosary seems to belong so much to the Latin Rite, what’s a devout Byzantine to do? The Dormition of the Theotokos is a confirmation of the resurrection of Christ and a source of hope for the faithful in the promise of their personal resurrection, their personal Pascha. The Jesus Prayer, while a beautiful prayer, is not a “Byzantine Rosary.” It’s a devotion in its own right, and definitely one that has shaped the Eastern Catholic spiritual life in a deep and nourishing way. Let us pray, begging the Theotokos for the constant repetition of the Jesus Prayer. The Prayers and the Hymns for the Dormition of the Theotokos witness to the new Christian hope that Christ’s Resurrection has transformed the experience of death for all of us, from any sense of fearful demise into a joyful threshold toward eternal life. Learn how your comment data is processed. Each decade marked by an Our Father and an “Open Unto Us.”, Traditionally, the Rule begins with the Sign of the Cross, the Creed, and a “Glory to You, our God, Glory to You.”. The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of … O Lord, cleanse us of our sins. Mykhailo Kuzma Tel: (847)991-0820 E-mail: [email protected], Associate Pastor - Fr. Blessed are You among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of your womb. but deliver us from the evil one. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. The Dormition of the Theotokos. As Pope St. John Paul II wrote in Orientale Lumen (Light of the East), “the venerable and ancient tradition of the Eastern Churches is an integral part of the heritage of Christ’s Church.” Let us embrace that tradition, and united, offer prayers to the Mother of God for the salvation of the world. There are many reasons why we might be neglecting Our Lady’s call to prayer, but for some of us, it’s less neglect than uncertainty. August 15, 2015 August 28, 2015 by Orthodox Mom, in category Faith, Prayers. 12 and forgive us our debts, July 8, 2019 OUT-2019-278ENG “After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them…, Pastor - Fr. 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O true Mother of God, we magnify you. A blessed feast of the Dormition to all of you! O Master forgive us our transgressions. Dormition of the Mother of God; Prayers. But specific mysteries were not set to each decade of the Rule until Bishop Seraphim Zvezdinsky of Dmitrov in the early 20th century. Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 8; Post-feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God; The Holy Apostle Philemon and those with him; Ephesians 4:1-6; Luke 10:25-37; Nativity Fast. O Holy One, come to us and heal our infirmities for Your Name’s sake. 2) O most Holy Theotokos Comfort Me,(Us). Too often our beads lay neglected at the back of the junk drawer or hang decoratively around the neck of a statue of the Mother of God. New American Bible (Revised Edition) Your email address will not be published. Like the Dominican rosary that we know so well, the Prayer Rule of the Theotokos offers the opportunity to meditate on mysteries while praying. Christ is holding the soul of the Theotokos, as a new babe in heaven. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. In the past 200 years, it’s become common to add in another introductory prayer as well: O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, everywhere present and filling all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of Life: come and dwell within us, cleanse us of all stain, and save our souls, O gracious One. What Is the Prayer … 12:00 AM Sun 22 2020. Those Salutations were gathered into 15 groups of 10, just as they are in our modern rosary. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. The apostles are gathered around the Theotokos just as they are in icons of the Apostles waiting with the Theotokos in the Upper Room. I was given a hand crafted prayer rope. But how many of us follow her direction? Amen. God, Religion, and Near-Death Experiences.
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