Monday, July 13, 2009


My sister's baby boy, Jibril, is the son of a Muslim man. Today (7/13) is a commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel. Jibril will grow up with a reverence for his namesake, but not for the One Whom he announced to the Theotokos. Pray that the good Archangel would reveal the True God to my nephew.

Troparion - Tone 4

Gabriel, commander of the heavenly hosts,
we who are unworthy beseech you,
by your prayers encompass us beneath the wings of your immaterial glory,
and faithfully faithfully preserve us who fall down and cry to you:
"Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high!"

Kontakion - Tone 2

You look upon God's glory in heaven,
and bring grace from on high to earth,
wise Gabriel, leader of angels,
minister of God's glory, and divine defender of the world!
Save and preserve those who cry to you:
"Be our defense, so that no one can be against us!"

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Holy Archangel Gabriel, pray for your namesake.

(I had a lightbulb moment on connecting your nephew's name with the Archangel)