II. CD'S/AUDIO CASSETTES/AUDIO BOOKS
This audio cassette contains two Akathists to two very popular saints from the early Christian era, beloved by Christians of all ethnic traditions. Each Akathist (an extended hymn-prayer in 13 sections) praises and rejoices in the saint's life-story, teaching us about them, so that we might become friends with them.
On Side 1 is the Akathist to St. Nicholas of Myra, the Wonder Worker, who was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia (in Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey) in the late third and early fourth centuries. During his earthly life and ever since, he has been known as a helper of children and the poor, a defender against injustice, and protector of sailors.
On Side 2 is the Akathist to the Apostle and Evangelist, St. John the Theologian, who was one of Jesus' closest disciples, and His beloved friend - the one to whom Jesus committed His mother, when on the cross. In his later years - having lived to be 105 or more years - St. John wrote the Fourth Gospel, the Apocalypse (Revelation) and three Epistles (Letters). Because of his great purity and love for the Lord, divine gifts of profound spiritual knowledge and miraculous wonder-working were given to him.
The Troparion and Kontakion to each saint is included following the Akathist.
This cassette is packaged in the customary way - in a clear, hard-plastic box, with a yellow "J" card with icons of St. Nicholas and St. John on the cover, and notes on the inside flap.
As with all these audio recordings of prayers, this cassette is ideal for commuters, the sight-impaired, sick, elderly, home-bound, and for anyone who wishes to bring more prayer into his or her life.
|Side 1: Akathist to St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, the Wonder-Worker [40 mins.]|
|Side 2: Akathist to the Apostle & Evangelist, St. John the Theologian [39 mins.]|
- Akathists to St. Nicholas & St. John [slightly modified], and icon of St. Nicholas, Book of Akathists, © 1994, Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY