Welcome to Saint Herman's, Hudson, Ohio

This blog is a partial compilation of the messages, texts, readings, and prayers from our small mission community. We pray that it will be used by our own people, to their edification. And if you happen by and are inclined to read, give the glory to God!

The blog title, "Will He Find Faith on the Earth?" is from Luke 18:8, the "Parable of the Persistent Widow." It overlays the icon of the Last Judgment, an historical event detailed in Matthew Chapter 25, for which we wait as we pray in the Nicean Creed.

We serve the Holy Orthodox cycle of services in contemporary English. Under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Patriarchal Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia, we worship at 5107 Darrow Road in Hudson, Ohio (44236). If you are in the area, please join us for worship!

Regular services include:
Sunday Divine Liturgy 10AM (Sept 1 - May 31)
930AM (June 1 - Aug 31)
Vespers each Saturday 6PM

We pray that you might join us for as many of these services as possible!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Prayer from Elder Paisios of Athos - For the Whole World

[This prayer was given to a convent which had asked the Elder for a prayer rule that the nuns there could use in their evening vigils.  It came from the Elder during the final years of his life.]


Our Lord Jesus Christ, do not desert your servants who at present are away from the Church, but through your love and grace bring everybody close you.

Remember Lord all your servants who are in pain, who are in despair, who are sick, who are poor, who have lost a loved one, who have been wronged, who are by themselves, who have been slandered,  who are captives, who are hungry, who are refugees, who have lost their ways, who have been deceived, who are unprotected, who are in prison.

Remember Lord your servants who are suffering from cancer.

Remember Lord your servants who suffer from small but also from serious illnesses and diseases.

Remember Lord your servants who are disabled.

Remember Lord your servants who have psychological problems and diseases.

Remember Lord all of our public servants and help them to govern as Christians.

Remember Lord all the children who come from broken families.

Remember Lord all the broken families and those who have been divorced.

Remember Lord all the orphans of this world and all of those who have lost their spouses.

Remember Lord your servants who are in prison, who declare them as anarchists, who are drug addicts, who have killed, who have stolen, who have committed a crime. Enlighten them and help them to change their ways and come to You.

Remember Lord your servants who are away from their homes and live in a foreign land.

Remember Lord your servants who are travelling today by sea, by air, or by land and protect them.

Remember Lord our Church, our priests, and all the faithful.

Remember Lord our monks and nuns, our abbots and abbesses, our spiritual guides, our brotherhoods and all the monastics from the Holy Mountain and the Holy Land.

Remember Lord your servants who are in the midst of war.

Remember Lord your servants who are being hunted.

Remember Lord your servants who have lost their homes and their jobs.

Remember Lord your servants who are homeless.

Remember Lord all the nations of the world.  Keep them in your embrace and cover and protect them from war and evil. Keep our beloved country day and night protected from war and evil.

Remember Lord your servants who have been abandoned and have suffered injustice.  Have mercy on families that are going through trying times.  Pour your abundant love and mercy upon them.

Remember Lord your servants who suffer from any kind of problems of the body, soul, and mind.

Remember Lord your servants who are in despair, help them and give them peace. 

Remember Lord your servants who asked for our prayers.

Remember Lord and all of those who have left this life and grant their souls rest and peace.

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