Spiritual Food for Thought

The Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos

With the hosts of angels, God’s messengers, with the Lord’s Forerunner, and Apostles, the chosen twelve. With the saints most holy, and with you, the Theotokos, we seek your intercession for our salvation.

St. John Maximovich

Merciful and full of love, She [Mother of God] manifests Her love towards Her Son and God in love for the human race. She intercedes for it before the Merciful One, and going about the earth, She helps men. Having experienced all the difficulties of earthly life, the Intercessor of the Christian race sees every… Read More

Fr. Henri Nouwen

Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity, I know that I am moving from fear to love.