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Prayers

Trisagion Memorial Prayer for the Departed

October 27, 2007

“O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down Death and overthrown the Devil, and given life unto Your world, give, we beseech You, eternal rest to the soul of Your departed servant, in a place of brightness, in a place of verdure, in a place of repose, from whence all pain, […]

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A prayer of a sick person

October 27, 2007

O Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Physician of souls and bodies, who become man and suffer death on the Cross for our salvation, and through Your tender love and compassion did heal all manner of sickness and affliction; visit me O Lord in my suffering, and grant me grace and strength to bear this sickness […]

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A prayer of Repentance

October 27, 2007

O Lord our God, good and merciful, I acknowledge all my sins which I have committed every day of my life, in thought, word and deed; in body and soul alike. I am heartily sorry that I have ever offended you, and I sincerely repent; with tears I humbly pray to You, O Lord: of […]

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Prayers at the table

October 27, 2007

Before Meals + In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Your Name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, […]

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Pray before the icon of Christ

October 27, 2007

We reverence Your spotless icon, O gracious Lord, and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ our God: for of Your own good will You was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, that You might deliver from bondage to the enemy those whom You have fashioned. Wherefore, we cry aloud unto You: You […]

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The Akathist hymn to the Holy Theotokos

August 19, 2007

Rejoice, thou through whom joy shall shine forth. Rejoice, thou through whom the curse shall be blotted out. Rejoice, thou the restoration of fallen Adam. Rejoice, thou the redemption of the tears of Eve. Rejoice, height hard to climb for human thought. Rejoice, depth hard to explore, even for the eyes of Angles. Rejoice, for […]

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Prayers of St. Seraphim of Sarov, the great Church Father

August 18, 2007

Troparion of St. Seraphim, Tone 4 Thou didst love Christ from thy youth, O blessed one, and longing to work for Him alone thou didst struggle in the wilderness with constant prayer and labour. With penitent heart and great love for Christ thou wast favoured by the Mother of God. Wherefore we cry to thee: […]

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Prayers of St. Seraphim of Sarov, the great Church Father

August 18, 2007

Troparion of St. Seraphim, Tone 4 Thou didst love Christ from thy youth, O blessed one, and longing to work for Him alone thou didst struggle in the wilderness with constant prayer and labour. With penitent heart and great love for Christ thou wast favoured by the Mother of God. Wherefore we cry to thee: […]

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Various Prayers

August 15, 2007

A Prayer Before Reading the Bible Master Who loves mankind, illuminate our hearts with the pure light of your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our mind to understand the teaching of Your Gospel. Instil in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, that we may overcome all carnal desires, entering upon a […]

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Prayers of Preparation Before Holy Communion

August 15, 2007

A Prayer of St. Basil the Great O Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, our God, Fountain of life and immortality, Creator of all things visible and invisible; Consubstantial and Co-eternal Son of the eternal Father, who in thine exceeding great love didst become incarnate in the latter days, and was crucified for us ungrateful and […]

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Evening Prayers

August 15, 2007

And now as we lay down to sleep, O Master, grant us repose both of body and of soul, and keep us from the dark passions of the night. Subdue Thou the assaults of passions. Quench the fiery darts of the Wicked One which are thrown insidiously at us; calm the commotions of our flesh […]

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Prayers at mealtime

August 15, 2007

Before Breakfast O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us! Lord, cleanse us from our sins! Master, pardon our transgressions! Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name’s sake. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Lord, have […]

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Morning Prayers

August 15, 2007

Thou hast raised me from bed and sleep, O Lord; enlighten my mind and heart, and open my lips, that I may praise Thee, O Holy Trinity: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O God. For the sake of the Mother of God, have mercy upon us. O Christ, the True Light, Who illuminest and sanctifiest […]

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Hymns to the Holy Mother of God

July 22, 2007

Kontakion To thee, the Champion Leader,we thy flock dedicate afeast of victory and of thanksgiving, as once rescued outof sufferings , O Theotokos. But as thou art one with mightwhich is invisible, from all dangers that can be do thoudeliver us, that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, thou Bride unwedded .

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