Akathist of Thanksgiving Blank card set was created by request from a dear friend after I shared a new hymn from this beautiful Akathist each day on Instagram in the month of Thanksgiving.
I chose 5 of my favorite and most liked on IG to create this set of blank cards.
This set of cards has 10 cards, two of each design. Each card has a section of the Akathis:
Card 1: Kontakion 1:
"Everlasting King, Thy will for our salvation is full of power. Thy right arm controls the whole course of human life. We give Thee thanks for all Thy mercies, seen and unseen. For eternal life, for the heavenly joys of the Kingdom which is to be. Grant mercy to us who sing Thy praise, both now and in the time to come. Glory to Thee, O God, from age to age."
Card 2: Kontakion 3
"It is the Holy Spirit who makes us find joy in each flower, the exquisite scent, the delicate colour, the beauty of the Most High in the tiniest of things. Glory and honour to the Spirit, the Giver of Life, who covers the fields with their carpet of flowers, crowns the harvest with gold, and gives to us the joy of gazing at it with our eyes. O be joyful and sing to Him: Alleluia!"
Card 3: Ikos 7
"The breath of Thine Holy Spirit inspires artists, poets and scientists. The power of Thy supreme knowledge makes them prophets and interpreters of Thy laws, who reveal the depths of Thy creative wisdom. Their works speak unwittingly of Thee. How great art Thou in Thy creation! How great art Thou in man!"
Card 4: Kontakion 9
"Why is it that on a Feast Day the whole of nature mysteriously smiles? Why is it that then a heavenly gladness fills our hearts; a gladness far beyond that of earth and the very air in church and in the altar becomes luminous? It is the breath of Thy gracious love. It is the reflection of the glory of Mount Tabor. Then do heaven and earth sing Thy praise: Alleluia!"
Card 5: Ikos 9
"When Thou didst call me to serve my brothers and filled my soul with humility, one of Thy deep, piercing rays shone into my heart; it became luminous, full of light like iron glowing in the furnace. I have seen Thy face, face of mystery and of unapproachable glory."
Each photo is taken by me unless otherwise said on the back of the card.
Set of 10(*TEN*) cards with envelopes.
Printed on 110# premium cardstock in the USA. A2 card size: 4.25" x 5.5" with envelope.