Almost forgot to wish everyone a Happy Ecclesiastical New Year! September 1 is the first day of the new Liturgical year in the Orthodox Church. Did you make any resolutions for the new year?
“O Word of the Father from before the ages, Who, being in the form of God, broughtest creation into being out of nothing; Thou Who hast put the times and seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness; give peace unto Thy churches, victory unto Thy faithful hierarchs, fruitfulness unto the earth, and Great Mercy unto us.”
–Orthros of the Feast, Tone 3