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Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« on: December 24, 2013, 08:49:14 AM »
Deliver us, all of your servants from danger, O Theotokos, especially all Christians living in peril in and about the lands where you gave birth to your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ;
After God, we all flee to you, for shelter and covering, for you are an unshakable wall and our protection, our hope and refuge.
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 11:13:04 AM »
Grant it O Lord.
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 12:57:10 PM »
Grant it O Lord! Istajib yaa Rabb!
Lord have Mercy! yaa Rabbu-rHam!
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 07:36:33 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 09:24:58 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 02:01:18 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your children.
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 02:07:03 AM »
Grant this, O Lord.

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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 03:11:19 PM »

Amen. O Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
Deliver us, all of your servants from danger, O Theotokos, especially all Christians living in peril in and about the lands where you gave birth to your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ;
After God, we all flee to you, for shelter and covering, for you are an unshakable wall and our protection, our hope and refuge.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
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Re: Protection of Christians in Syria and the Mideast
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2013, 03:01:43 PM »
Lord, have mercy.