12 and forgive us our debts, The Prayers and the Hymns for the Dormition of the Theotokos witness to the new Christian hope that Christ’s Resurrection has transformed the experience of death for all of us, from any sense of fearful demise into a joyful threshold toward eternal life. I was given a hand crafted prayer rope. How to Pray the Rule. There are many reasons why we might be neglecting Our Lady’s call to prayer, but for some of us, it’s less neglect than uncertainty. The mysteries we meditate on were added to the Dominican rosary in the 15th century. More honorable than the cherubim and by far more glorious than the seraphim; ever a virgin, you gave birth to God the Word. 9 “This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, Like so many soul-nourishing devotions though, the Prayer Rule gradually fell into disuse. O true Mother of God, we magnify you. Let us pray that the Theotokos will help us avoid temptation in this life and deliver us from misfortunes. The Dormition of the Theotokos is a confirmation of the resurrection of Christ and a source of hope for the faithful in the promise of their personal resurrection, their personal Pascha. At an earlier time the church had also windows beside the doors. The rosary seems to belong so much to the Latin Rite, what’s a devout Byzantine to do? A strict fast is followed on most of the days (no meat, dairy, oil, or wine), with the exceptions of fish on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) and the day of the Dormition. but deliver us from the evil one. July 8, 2019 OUT-2019-278ENG “After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them…, Pastor - Fr. The Angelic Salutation At each apparition, she calls on us to make the rosary our most consistent daily devotion. August 15, 2015 August 28, 2015 by Orthodox Mom, in category Faith, Prayers. Each rosary is a true rosary, and each rosary offers us an opportunity to entrust ourselves and our world to the Mother of God. 13 and do not subject us to the final test, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Whaaat?’: through the prayers of the Theotokos (Dormition Fast #7) August 9, 2017 Justin Tse Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! In 1917, the John Rylands Library  in Manchester, England, acquired a large panel of Egyptian papyrus. For Byzantine Rite Catholics, or Latin Rite Catholics interested in encountering Byzantine spirituality, the Prayer Rule of the Theotokos is an ideal way to obey the urgent requests of Our Lady at Fatima and Akita. Dominic. A blessed feast of the Dormition to all of you! Masha can be found on Instagram as @beautifulcrows and blogging about yurts, books, herbs, and faith at www.yisforhome.com, Copyright © A.D. 2018 Catholic Stand | Powered by Astra. This ancient devotion is rumored to have been practiced by the later Egyptian monks, particularly those who lived in the 8th century. The monks prayed 150 Angelic Salutations to the Mother of God: Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with You. Light Of The East: Who Are the Eastern Catholics – Part 1, Light Of The East: Who Are The Eastern Catholics – Part 2, Fr. The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos (Greek, Θεοτόκος, meaning “Bearer of God”) is a prayer found on a fragment of papyrus dating back to approximately AD 250. For you are the salvation of all Christians. The Eastern Catholic Church – An Introduction. Hymn to the Theotokos. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have born Christ, the Savior of our souls. 7 In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Matthew 6:5-13 Then, like the Divine Mercy Chaplet, we pray three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Prayer of Spiritual Communion. Amen. on earth as in heaven. Despite our best intentions, the days pass and our beads grow dusty. Our Lady has asked us to pray the rosary daily, and the Rule provides an opportunity for Eastern Catholics to rightly cultivate our spiritual heritage. The church of the Dormition of the Theotokos has the following dimensions: in length it is 48 arshin, and in breadth 8 arshin [1 arshin = 28 inches]. The apostles are gathered around the Theotokos just as they are in icons of the Apostles waiting with the Theotokos in the Upper Room. I say or meditate the first everywhere and feel Her prescence everywhere. Eastern Christians largely forgot about the Rule until the early 19th century when St. Seraphim of Sarov, the famous Russian saint and mystic, began to promote it. 1) O Most Holy Theotokos Save Us. Hail Virgin Mary, Mother of God, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. But the true Byzantine rosary is the long-neglected Prayer Rule of the Theotokos. Christ is holding the soul of the Theotokos, as a new babe in heaven. “One day, through the rosary and the scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” ~St. I was born and raised Jewish. Later, monks added another prayer between the decades: Open unto us the door of your loving kindness, O most Blessed Theotokos. O true Mother of God, we magnify you. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. As a Catholic, what do I do when church doctrine or words from the pope or a priest contradict the sacred scriptures? This feast, which is also sometimes called the Assumption, commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. O Holy One, come to us and heal our infirmities for Your Name’s sake.