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Offline Father Peter

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ICFC Press Release
July 15, 2010
No. 10003

Special Prayer Organized in NY for Eritrea’s Best-Known Prisoner of Conscience
         
The Eritrean Orthodox Church – Archdiocese of North America – is
organizing a special prayer for His Holiness Abune Antonios, Patriarch
of the Eritrean Orthodox Church. Abune Antonios has remained under the
most stringent house arrest since January 2006. The event will take
place in a special Holy Liturgy on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Archangels
Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford Street Stamford, CT 06905
         
According to sources in the archdiocese, the special prayer will be
offered for the canonically legitimate patriarch and the other church
fathers that have remained in prison for as long as six years without
being charged with any criminal offenses. No one knows the whereabouts
of the patriarch and the thousands of prisoners of conscience in
Eritrea, as they have never been visited by either the International Red
Cross or family members.

The special prayer will be attended by His Eminence Bishop Seraphim,
Metropolitan of the British Orthodox Church.  Metropolitan Seraphim has
been an unwavering champion of Patriarch Antonios’ cause and that of all
the other persecuted Christians in Eritrea. In addition, H. G. Bishop
Mekarios, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Archdiocese of
North America and that of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (North America
Archdiocese), as well as H.G. Bishop David, General Bishop of the Coptic
Orthodox Church, Archdiocese of North America, will be present. Many
Eritrean priests, deacons and laity from across North America are
expected to take part in this special prayer.

For a version of this press release with pictures, visit

www.InChainsForChrist.org

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My blog - http://anorthodoxpriest.blogspot.co.uk

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Besime Ab, WeWolde, WeMenfesQidus, Ahadu Amlak, -Amen-

"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner."
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner."
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me a Sinner."
-Amen-

"The Cross is our Power, the Cross is our strength, the Cross is our redemption, the Cross is the salvation of our souls"
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"The Cross is our Power, the Cross is our strength, the Cross is our redemption, the Cross is the salvation of our souls" 
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"The Cross is our Power, the Cross is our strength, the Cross is our redemption, the Cross is the salvation of our souls"   
-Amen-

"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. -Amen-

"O our Lady, the Virgin St. Mariyam, in St. Gabriel's greetings: 'Peace be unto you.' Holy and pure, O mother of the Almighty God: 'Peace be unto you.' Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Hail Mary, full of grace: pray for us before Our Lord Jesus Christ that He may forgive us for our sins."
 -Amen-

"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was born from the Virgin Mariyam: Have Mercy on Us."
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for our sins:  Have Mercy on Us."
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who is risen from the dead: Have Mercy on Us."
-Amen-

"Lord Have Mercy."
"Lord Have Mercy."
"Lord Have Mercy."
"Kyrie Eleison"
"Kyrie Eleison"
"Kyrie Eleison"
"Lord Have Mercy."
"Lord Have Mercy."
"Lord Have Mercy."
"Kyrie Eleison"
"Kyrie Eleison"
"Kyrie Eleison"
-Amen-

"O St. Gebre Menfes Qidus: Save us Lord from the hidden snares of satan. Save us from the oppressor and from oppression. And drive away our enemies the hosts of the fallen devil."
-Amen-

"Lord Have Mercy on Us."

"In the name of Mary, Lord have mercy on us."

"Kyrie Eleison."

"Sador, Alador, Danat, Adera, Rodas."

"O! God"

"O! Christ"

"Save us from wrath and deliver us by your mercy in the name of Mary your mother."

"Hear us! Our God and Savior."

"Elohe!"

"Ye! Ye! Ye! My God see me!"

"O God! According to your mercy and not according to our sins."

""Lord, remember us in thy Kingdom."

"Hail Mary, we bow unto thee. Our mother Mary we pray unto thee. We beseech thee to protect us from the evil beast. O Virgin, in the name of Anna you mother and Joachim your Father, bless our congregation today."  -Amen-

Besime Ab, WeWolde, WeMenfesQidus, Ahadu Amlak, -Amen-


Selam
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May God strengthen and sustain His Holiness and the Eritrean Orthodox faithful.
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I'm bumping this to remind people of the event.