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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Pray for Ukraine


From the Facebook page, Pray for Ukraine:

When: For the first week of the Great Fast, beginning March 3, 2014 to the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 9, 2014, to have as a special intention God's intercession to prevent the fratricide of Orthodox and Catholic brothers and sisters between Russia and Ukraine.

What: Observe the monastic fast at least for this week with the above intention: abstention from meat and dairy products and a complete fast from one meal each day.

In place of the skipped meal: Please pray this following prayer for the intercession of the Saints of Rus' - Ukraine to prevent bloodshed:

+ Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance. Visit Your world with Your mercy and generosities. * “Raise the horn of” (exalt, magnify) orthodox Christians and send down upon us Your abundant mercy. * Through the prayers of the Most-Pure Lady, the “Theotokos” (Mother of God) and ever-virgin Mary, * by the power of the precious and life-giving Cross; * through the protection of the honorable, heavenly, incorporeal powers, especially Michael, Gabriel and Raphael; * of the [holy,] honorable and glorious prophet, forerunner and baptizer [of the Lord], John, * of the holy, glorious and all-praiseworthy apostles; * of our fathers among the saints, the great ecumenical teachers and hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom; Athanasius and Cyril [of Alexandria]; * of our father among the saints, Nicholas, archbishop, wonderworker of Myra in Lycia; * of the holy equals of the apostles, Cyril and Methodios, apostles of the Slavic nations; of the holy right-believing equals of the apostles, the Grand Prince Volodymyr and his grandmother, the Grand Princess Olha, of Kyiv; of our holy Fathers Michael, Ilarion, Peter and Macarius, Metropolitans of Kyiv and Miracleworkers of all Rus'-Ukraine; of the holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat, Archbishop of Polotsk, of the holy, glorious and triumphant Great-Martyrs: George the Trophy-bearer, Demetrius the Myrrh-streaming, Theodore the Commander, and Barbara; of our holy martyr-princes Michael and Theodore of Chernihiv; of the holy passion-bearers Borys, Hlib, and Ihor; of the priest-martyrs, confessors of faith in Christ and hierarchs:: Mykola, Exarch of Volyn’, wonderworker; Hryhoryi, bishop of Stanislaviv; Josaphat, bishop of Peremyshl’ and Sambir; Theodore, bishop of Mukachiv; Mykyta, bishop of Winnipeg and in L’viv; Basil, wonderworker and bishop of Luts’k, patron of prisoners and prison ministry; Hryhoryi, bishop of Peremyshl’; Ivan, bishop of Stanislaviv; Symeon, bishop and passion-bearer; our monk-martyrs and fathers: Leonid, exarch in Russia, and Klymentii, archimandrite of Univ; Syverian, Joachim, and Vitalii, murdered in Drohobych; Zynovii and Ivan, passion-bearers; priest-martyrs Andrii, Nykola, Roman, Petro and Оleksii; the priest-martyr Emilian, pastor of captives in Majdanek and patron of parish priests; the passion-bearers of Stradch: priest-martyr Nykola and the cantor Volodymyr, patron of laity; nun-martyrs Tarsykia, Olympia, and Lavrentia; the holy glorious and right-victorious martyrs: Vinkentii, and among those with him: Nykyta, Ioan, Konstantyn, Mykhail, Onufrii, Filip, Maksym, Danyil, Konstantyn, Vartolomei, Luka and Ihnatii, martyred in Pratulyn and all the men and women martyrs of the lands of Rus’-Ukraine; * and all of the other holy and victorious men and women martyrs; of our “holy” and venerable God-bearing fathers: Antony the Great, Pachomius, Makarios, Sabbas, Theodore the Studite, Symeon the New The¬olo-gian, of Antonii and Theodosii and other wonderworkers of the Monastery of the Caves of Kyiv, of our holy and venerable God-bearing Mothers: Pelagia, Anastasia, Macrina, Melania, Maria and Taisia of Egypt, Euphrosynia of Polotsk; of the newly-blessed venerable mother Josaphata; and, of all other holy and God-bearing fathers [and mothers (who struggled and shone forth in asceticism)]; * of all the saints glorified in the lands of Rus’-Ukraine and the Americas; of the holy and righteous forebears of God, Joachim and Anna; * [ of the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed of the Theotokos, * ] and of all the saints; * we beseech You, O all-merciful Lord, hear us sinners praying to You, and have mercy on us.
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