Icon of St. Silouan the Athonite I pray thee, O Merciful Lord, let all mankind, from Adam to the end of time, come to know Thee, that Thou art good and merciful, that all nations may rejoice in Thy peace, and behold the light of Thy countenance. Thy gaze is tranquil and meek and draws the soul to Thee.St. Silouan the Athonite
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life,Take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power and idle talk.
But give rather the spirit of chastity, meekness of mind, patience and love to Thy servant.
Yea O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed art thou unto ages of ages. Amen.

Orthodox Christianity

A great starting place for learning more about the faith and practice of the Orthodox Church is the Discover Orthodox Christianity site developed by our Archdiocese. Check it out to learn more!

The following links also provide brief overviews of some aspects of the Orthodox Faith and Liturgy. Feel free to contact Fr. Gregory or others at the St. Silouan the Athonite Mission if you have questions about the articles. We are glad to answer questions about our faith.

The following page at the web site of our Diocesan Cathedral, the St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, has several interesting and useful articles. In particular, it has some essays on preparing for Confession and what actually takes place during Confession. There is also a useful discussion of how and why we venerate the Gospel Book during the Sunday morning Orthros (Matins) service.