Ancient Orthodox Faith in our Modern Age

Eastern Apostolic Church

From time to time, Hierarchs of the Church, such as bishops and patriarchs, issue directives and spiritual statements to their respective jurisdictions. At the sub-menu of this tab you will find important Apostolic Grammata issued by Mar Melchizedek, both in his previous office as bishop of the Eparchy of Nebraska and now in his appointment as Exarch of Nebraska.

Come, Holy Spirit:

Replace the tension within us with a holy relaxation
Replace the turbulence within us with a sacred calm
Replace the anxiety within us with a quiet confidence.
Replace the fear within us with a strong faith.
Replace the bitterness within us with the sweetness of grace.
Replace the darkness within us with a gentle light.
Replace the coldness within us with a loving warmth.
Replace the night within us with Your day.
Replace the winter within us with Your spring.

Straighten our crookedness.
Fill our emptiness.
Dull the edge of our pride.
Sharpen the edge of our humility.
Light the fire of our love.

Quench the flames of our lust.
Let us see ourselves as YOU see us,
That we may see You as You have promised us -
And be healed according to Your word and Sacrament.
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