After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY


A Sticheron Vespers St. Michael

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and All Angels
8/21 November

Great Vesper tone IV special melody, "Thou hast given a sign..."
last sticheron on "Lord I have cried..."

Quell the ragings of the Moslems that often fall upon thy flock;
cause the schisms of the Church to cease;
calm the surging of the countless temptations;
from perils and evil circumstances 
deliver those who with love honor thee
and have recourse to thy protection. 
O Gabriel, supreme commander, intercessor for our souls.
page 71 November Menaion

• ROCOR-MP translates "Moslems" to "Hagarenes" for this sticheron.  

• St. John of Damascus gives 3 names to Moslems: Ishmaelites, Hagarenes and Saracebes

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