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Offline Azarus

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Prayer Lists
« on: April 23, 2003, 12:18:41 PM »
Just a quick question.

I remember reading somewhere that there is a special name for a list of the folks you want to remember to pray for.  I'm at a loss as to what that name is.  I've always called it a "prayer list", but would like to know what the "religious" name is.

Can anyone help me out?

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Azarus

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Re:Prayer Lists
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2003, 04:49:49 PM »
I'm not sure if this is what you mean or not.  

Russians (perhaps others I don't know) have the custom of purchasing small prospora at the door of the church and sending these together with a list of names of people living and dead to be commemorated at the proskomidia.  In many places these names are just written on slips of paper but it is also very common for people to have small books with appropriate sections for the living and the dead.  My book has before each section appropriate prayers to be said at home (in other words it also functions as a personal prayer list for home usage) as in the "intercessions for the living and the dead."  My book has -Æ’-P-£-ÿ-Â¥-É-Â¥-ÿ-ò (pominanie - remembering) on the cover.  Sometimes they have -Æ’-+-+-Ã…-+-+-+-¦-è (same root) on the cover.

I don't know if this helps or confuses.

Tony
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