Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

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THE PRAYERS

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (3.)

O God, be merciful to me, a sinner. Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

O, heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, the Treasure of blessings and the Giver of life, come and abide in us and cleanse us from every impurity, and save, O Gracious One, our souls.

O Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, 'have mercy on us. (3.)

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

O All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord cleanse away our sins; O Master, forgive us our iniquities; O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy name's sake. Lord, have mercy. (3.) Glory to the Father..., both now, and ever.

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, aid the Power, and the Glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now, and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Hail, O Mother of God and Virgin Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.

Meet it is, in truth, to bless Thee, the Birth-giver of God, Ever-blessed and All-undefiled, and the Mother of God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without defilement barest God the Word, true Birth-giver of God, we magnify Thee.

O come, let us worship God our King. O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ, our King and God. O come, let us worship and fall down before the Very Christ, our King and our God.

PRAYER AS WE ENTER THE DOOR OF A CHURCH

"I will come into thy House in the multitude of thy mercy; I will bow down before thy Holy Temple in fear of thee."

A PRAYER OF CHILDREN FOR THEIR PARENTS

O Merciful Lord God, Thou halt commanded and enjoined me to honor my father and mother, and truly Thou also halt shown even until death humble obedience to Thy parents. From the depth of my soul I fervently beseech Thee, O Sweet Jesus, my God, hear my prayer and have mercy on my parents, who have and are bringing me up in Thy grace and love. Protect them from all evil, harm and sickness, grant them health, and mercifully pour forth Thy bountiful blessings upon them, Bless their efforts and deeds, have mercy on them according to Thy great mercy, that, faithfully serving Thee, through them I also may be worthy to praise and serve Thee. Amen.

FOR DEPARTED PARENTS

With the Saints give rest O Christ to the souls of Thy servants (my parents) where there is neither sickness nor sorrow nor sighing, but life everlasting.

THE SYMBOL OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH

I believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in One Lord: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all worlds. Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father, and by Whom all things were made.

Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit, and of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.

And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried.

And rose again the third day according to the Scripture.

And ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets.

In One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead.

And the life in the world to come. Amen.

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