“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)
Blessed are You, O Christ our God, * Who has shown the fishermen to be all wise, * by sending down to them the Holy Spirit, * and through them You have caught the whole world in Your net. * O Lover of Mankind, glory to You. (Troparion - Tone 8)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
When the Most High descended, confusing tongues, * He divided the nations; * but when He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity; * and, with one voice, * we glorify the Most Holy Spirit. (Kontakion - Tone 8)
"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)
Pray Without Ceasing
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Wisdom from the Church Fathers
Adam, God's first-formed man,
transgressed: could He [God] not at once have brought death upon him?
But see what the Lord does, in His great love towards man. He casts him
out from Paradise, for because of sin he was unworthy to live there;
but He puts him to dwell over against Paradise: that seeing whence he
had fallen, and from what and into what a state he was brought down, he
might afterwards be saved by repentance.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 2 no. 7)