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Offline Fr. George

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For Esphigmenou
« on: February 04, 2010, 12:28:13 PM »
Regardless of one's position on the matter, please pray for God's will to be done in resolving the issues surrounding Esphigmenou.  Pray for peace, wisdom, discernment, and love for all those involved.

Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 01:02:06 PM »
Most Holy Theotokos, Abbess of the Holy Mountain, tend your garden.

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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 01:06:44 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 03:27:04 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 03:38:56 PM »


Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 05:09:09 PM »
"Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison."  Good idea, Fr. George.
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 07:04:00 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 04:17:34 AM »
Lord have Mercy
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010, 07:23:10 AM »
Most Holy Theotokos, Abbess of the Holy Mountain, tend your garden.



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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2010, 08:23:47 AM »
PM me, Father, I can help.
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2010, 11:28:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 02:25:46 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 12:11:52 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For Esphigmenou
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 02:33:52 PM »
May the Lord forever keep the Holy Orthodox Church Unconquerable by the Gates of Hades!

'Remember, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, Thy mercies and compassions which are from the ages, for the sake of which Thou didst become man and didst will to endure crucifixion and death for the salvation of those that rightly believe in Thee; and having risen from the dead didst ascend into the heavens and sittest at the right hand of God the Father, and regardest the humble entreaties of those that call upon Thee with all their heart; incline Thine ear, and hearken unto the humble supplication of me, Thine unprofitable servant, as an odor of spiritual fragrance, which I offer unto Thee for all Thy people. And first, remember Thy Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, which Thou hast provided through Thy precious Blood, and establish, and strengthen, and expand, increase, pacify, and keep Her unconquerable by the gates of hades; calm the dissensions of the churches, quench the raging of the nations, and quickly destroy and uproot the rising of heresy, and bring them to naught by the power of Thy Holy Spirit. Bow
Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the Russian Land and her Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, this land its authorities. Bow
Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the holy Eastern Orthodox patriarchs, most reverend metropolitans, Orthodox archbishops and bishops, and all the priestly and monastic order, and all who serve in the Church, whom Thou hast appointed to shepherd Thy rational flock, and through their prayers have mercy and save me a sinner. Bow

'Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the aged and the young, the poor and the orphans and widows, and those in sickness and sorrow, misfortune and tribulation, those in difficult circumstances and in captivity, in prisons and dungeons, and especially those of Thy servants that are persecuted for Thy sake and the Orthodox Faith by godless peoples, by apostates, and by heretics; and remember them, visit, strengthen, comfort, and by Thy power quickly grant them relief, freedom, and deliverance. Bow'

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