December 03, 2018

Paraklesis Service
Prayers

- Fr. Micah Hirschy -




Paraclesis Service

Holy Trinity- Holy Cross has added a new monthly service, Paraclesis, on the first Monday evening.

What is Paraclesis (Paraklesis)?

A Paraclesis (paraklesis) is a service of supplication specifically for the living (as opposed to a Memorial Service, which is a supplication for the departed). This service is most often addressed to the Theotokos, but may be used to seek the intercessions of any saint. The distinguishing feature of a paraclesis is the inclusion of a supplicatory canon to the saint whose intercessions are being sought. A paraclesis can be served as a stand-alone service, or, in a slightly abbreviated form, in conjunction with Vespers. It is appropriate to be served at any time of need.

When: Services will be held in the Chapel at 5:30 pm

Monday, September 10th

Monday, October 1st

Monday, November 5th

Monday, December 3rd

Submit your forms, with names of your living friends or family. The form is available here, from the Cathedral office, in the Narthex the Sunday before each, or simply email your names to the office (cathedral@holytrinity-holycross.org). Forms are also available in the Chapel at the beginning of each service.

 



Fr. Micah Hirschy grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He graduated from Hellenic College in 2004 and continued his studies at Holy Cros

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Fr. Micah Hirschy grew up in St. Paul, MN and attended St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He graduated from Hellenic College in 2004 and continued his studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he graduated with an M. Div. in 2007. Upon graduating, he began working at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis, TN as Pastoral Assistant. He was married in 2011 to Anastasia Hartzes of Mobile, AL and was ordained to the Deaconate and Priesthood by Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Atlanta in December of 2012. He currently serves as Ephemerios at the Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham, AL.