“Illumine our hearts, O Master Who loves mankind, with the pure light of Your divine knowledge. Open the eyes of our mind to the understanding of Your Gospel teachings. Implant also in us the fear of Your blessed commandments, that trampling down all carnal desires, we may enter upon a spiritual manner of living, both thinking and doing such things as are well-pleasing to You.
“For You are the illumination of our souls and bodies, O Christ our God, and unto You we ascribe glory, together with Your Father, Who is from everlasting, and Your Holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen!”
Brothers and sisters of St. Stephen’s are getting together for Bible Study! We meet at a different person’s home each time, and it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about God’s word and each other. Afterwards we relax with refreshments together. It is a blessing to pray and learn as a spiritual family.