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The Akathist of Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2008 by Fr. Vasile

Order the CD hereI thought I should share this with you on the Thanksgiving Eve. The Akathist of Thanksgiving a CD by the St. Ignatius of Antioch Antiochian Orthodox Mission in Madison Wisconsin was written by Archpriest Gregory Petroff in a Soviet Prison Camp where he passed through the shadow of death into the eternal loving Presence of God. In the midst of great terror and privation he found within the illumination to grasp the beauty of the universe … the festival of life … the bread of eternal joy.

Here is an exerpt

Glory to You Who brought out of the earths darkness diversity of color taste and fragrance
Glory to You for the warmth and caress of all nature
Glory to You for surrounding us with thousands of Your creatures
Glory to You for the depth of Your wisdom reflected in the whole world
Glory to You I kiss reverently the footprint of Your invisible tread
Glory to You Who kindled before us the bright light of eternal life
Glory to You for the hope of immortal ideal incorruptible beauty
Glory to You O God unto ages of ages.
Akathist of Thanksgiving
Ikos 3

Full text of the Akathist here

Press the play button bellow for an audio sample

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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