Akathist in Union with
the Ninth Annual Global Rosary Relay
Friday, June 8, 2018 5:30 a.m.
From the Global Rosary Relay website: “The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (is) on 8 June 2018 (this year). … we encircle the world in prayer once again, in this its ninth year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognised as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognise and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.
“Each of the participating shrines in 50+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons. With the coming of midnight on the 8 June 2018, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.”
Participating Shrines and Prayer locations: https://www.worldpriest.com/participating-shrine-list/
Akathist Hymn in Icons
Part One: https://iconreader.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/the-akathist-hymn-in-icons/
Mary, Mother of Priests (St Pope John Paul II)