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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






Archangel Gabriel defender against Moslems

from the SJKP Menaion for March 26, page 154
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
Matins sticheron tone IV Special Melody: "Thou hast given a sign..."
Bring low the arrogance of the Moslems who so often assail thy flock; bring an end to the schisms of the Church; still the temptest of countless temptations; deliver from tribulations and evil circumstances those who honor thee with love and have recourse to thy protection, O Gabriel, supreme commander, who prayest for our souls.