"Remember me you heirs of God,
you brethren of Christ;
supplicate the Savior earnestly for me,
that I may be freed through Christ
from Him that fights against me
day by day."
+ + + St. Ephraim the Syrian + + +
"When you perceive
that God is chastening you,
fly not to His enemies
but to His friends,
the martyrs, the saints,
and those who were pleasing to Him,
and who have greater power [in God]."
+ + + St. John Chrysostom + + +
"Mother of God, [listen to] my petitions,
do not disregard us in adversity,
but rescue us from danger"