Today is the beginning of the Church New Year. May it be blessed. In the Akathist of Thanksgiving that we chanted yesterday evening, the following verses were offered to God in thanksgiving for the many gifts that we receive in life:
Glory to You, Who have transfigured our life with the good things that we do.
Glory to You, Who clearly abide where there is kindness and generosity of heart.
Glory to You, Who send failures and sorrows to us so that we might be sensitive to the sufferings of others.
Glory to You, Who have raised love higher than anything on earth or in heaven.
Glory to You, O God, unto ages of ages!