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Offline Daniel Sunuiprachu

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Looking desperately for a prayer
« on: August 10, 2003, 10:38:00 PM »
Saluations of felicity, y'all!  
I am looking for an after-dinner prayer by St. John Chrysostom.  It is really beautiful and missing.  If anyone has resources which would locate it, I would be delighted to just within speechlessness.  Thanks, Dan

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Re:Looking desperately for a prayer
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2003, 12:49:25 PM »
The "After-Supper" prayer in "Orthodox Daily Prayers" (STOTS Press) lists the following, but no attribution is made to St. John Chrysostom or anyone else:

<<Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

Your womb became a Heavenly Table, bearing the Heavenly Bread--Christ our God.  Whoever eats of Him shall not die, O Birthgiver of God, according to the word of the Nourisher of all.

More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim: without defilement you gave birth to God the Word: true Theotokos, we magnify you!

Thou, O Lord, hast made us glad by Thy works; in the works of Thy hands shall we rejoice.  Lift up the Light of Thy countenance upon us, O Lord!  Thou hast put joy in my heart.  With the fruit of wheat, wine and oil have we been satisfied.  In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for Thou alone, O Lord, makest me to dwell in hope.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

Lord, have mercy!  Lord, have mercy!  Lord, have mercy!

God is with us through His Grace and love for mankind, always, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.>>

There is a completely different "After-Lunch Prayer" that goes like this:

<<We thank Thee, Christ our God, for Thou hast satisfied us with Thine earthly gifts.  Deprive us not of Thy Heavenly Kingdom, but as Thou camest among Thy disciples, O Savior, giving them peace, so come to us and save us!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.  

Lord, have mercy!  Lord, have mercy!  Lord, have mercy!

Blessed is God, Who has had mercy on us and fed us from His rich gifts, through His Grace and love for mankind, always, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.>>

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Offline Daniel Sunuiprachu

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Re:Looking desperately for a prayer
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2003, 05:16:39 PM »
I should have mentioned that I am familiar with the normal prayers.  Sorry for the bother.  Thanks, Daniel