The caring members of the Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup have the primary purpose of honoring Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos, as the Fellowship’s Champion Leader by acquiring and maintaining quality sobriety and purity as a way of life. Members are committed to praying all or part of the Akathist of the Inexhaustible Cup on a daily basis, as well as making a monthly financial commitment to help sustain the work of the Fellowship. Members are devoted to praying for and reaching out to those suffering from all manner of addictions, helping the afflicted at their point of need, and ringing them the message of hope and healing.
Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup invites all of its members to come under her Omophorion and receive her holy protection, intercession, and assistance. She promises to make a very important commitment to us which can be found in the Akathist to the Mother of God, The Inexhaustible Cup.
- “No one departs empty-handed from the Inexhaustible Cup of divine gifts, O all-good One, so that having received healing from Thy miraculous Icon they may with thanksgiving sing to Thee: Alleluia!” (Kontakion 12)
Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup offers her precious child Jesus inside the Holy Mystery of Communion as a means and an end to the healing of every known addiction and its destructive influence. She also makes clear to all who pray the Akathist to the Inexhaustible Cup that she herself is the Holy Chalice which contains His most precious body and blood.
- “Rejoice, Chalice by which we receive the joy of our salvation.” (Ikos 3) “Rejoice, Cup drawing forth joy from the source of immortality.” (Ikos 4)
- “Rejoice, Chalice of life and immortality that leads to the gates of eternal life.” (Ikos 6) “Rejoice, heavenly Chalice of divine gifts.” (Kontakion 7)
Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup desires that all clergy and people consider her to be the Holy Chalice inseparable from Christ’s gift the Holy Eucharist. As we approach Holy Communion, let us remember that Christ’s precious body and blood are offered simultaneously by the Living Tabernacle, the Holy Dispenser, who is the Theotokos. She paid a great price to participate in this gift of the Eucharist. For let us not forget the words of the Holy Prophet Simeon who spoke this prophecy to her: “Your heart will be pierced with a sword so that the thoughts of many shall be laid bare.”
- “Glory and eternal dominion are His, in company with the eternal Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.” (St. John Climacus “The Ladder of Divine Ascent”)
Thank you for your prayerful participation and consideration.
Much love in Christ and with Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup,
Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, M.S., Pastoral Counseling, and his wife, Matushka Cynthia.