Please join us for Akathist of Thanksgiving at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 22nd.
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The Akathist of Thanksgiving, titled "Glory to God for all things," was composedby Metropolitan Tryphon of Turkestan, who died under the terrible persecution of the Communists in 1934. It was later found among the papers of Fr. Gregory Petroff, a priest martyred in the Gulags along with untold other Orthodox Christians. The title is taken from the last words of St. John Chrysostom, who died on the way into exile. Telling about the beauty of God's Creation and His lovingkindness even in the times of the greatest suffering, it is a poignant and beautiful way to enter into the Thanksgiving celebration. We will recite this beautiful hymn antiphonally on Wednesday evening at 6PM. All are urged to attend.