The Paraclisis Hymn
The Paraclisis Hymn or "Prayer of Consolation"
The Paraclisis Hymn or "Prayer of Consolation" is used during the days of the Dormition Fast (August 1-15). This prayer asks God to be present in times of need. We chant the praises of the Mother of God because the Holy Spirit worked through her for the salvation of the world. In these days of the Fast, we ask God for that same Holy Spirit, bringing health and salvation. Download the text so that you can pray the service in your Icon Corners at home.