“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:10-11)
It is a common Orthodox practice for the faithful to give thanks to God in prayer for positive outcomes in their lives. One of the Mission’s parishioners, Angelina Rashida, invited Father Cyril to perform a thanksgiving prayer service with his family. Her mother Rehmat Bibi recently recovered from a long illness and the family wanted to give thanks. Father Cyril presented a homily and explains the importance of thanks giving.