The Lord’s Prayer
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him, should not perish, but have eternal life. (RSV)
Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. (KJV)
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Megalynarion – It is truly right to bless thee, O Theotokos,
thou the ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God.
Thou the more honorable than the cherubim,
and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim,
who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word,
thou the true Theotokos, we magnify thee.
Apolytikion on the Beheading of the Holy Prophet John the Forerunner – The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord‘s testimony is sufficient for you, O Forerunner; for you have proved to be truly even more venerable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the running waters Him Whom they proclaimed. Wherefore, having contested for the truth, you rejoiced to announce the good tidings even to those in Hades: that God has appeared in the flesh, taking away the sin of the world and granting us great mercy.
Apolytikion on the Nativity of the Theotokos –Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe; for from thee did shine forth the Sun of justice, Christ our God, annulling the curse, and bestowing the blessing, abolishing death and granting us life everlasting.
Apolytikion for the Elevation of the Holy Cross – O Lord save thy people and bless thine inheritance, granting to thy people victory over all their enemies, and by the power of thy cross, preserving thy kingdom.
Block City – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Swing – Robert Louis Stevenson
Little drops of water/little grains of sand/make the might ocean/and the beauteous land/Little words of kindness/little acts of love/make our earth an Eden/like the heavens above/And the little moments/humble though they may be/make the mighty ages/of eternity.
Who has seen the wind?/Neither I nor you: /But when the leaves hang trembling, /The wind is passing through. /Who has seen the wind? /Neither you nor I: /But when the trees bow down their heads, /The wind is passing by. – Christina Rosetti