My numerous hopes are placed
before you, Most Holy one;
Mother of our God,
guard me with care, within your sheltered arms.
-The Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos
Each Thursday evening at 7:00pm, before Fellowship, we pray the Service of the Small Paraklesis to the Mother of God. Led by Fr Demos, the faithful chant together with one voice in prayer to our Heavenly Mother.
The Paraklesis is a prayer service to the Mother of God, our Most Holy Theotokos. It can be prayed at anytime, but is also prayed especially in times of need, illness, distress and tribulation, asking our sweetest Mother Mary to pray for us and to give us strength.
We have some Paraklesis books provided on the night, or you can bring your one from home.
Please note that during Great Lent, instead of the Paraklesis, the Great Compline Service is chanted in English each week.