PRAYER SERVICE

Prayer Service – (Moleben) A service offered in response to a individual need or special occasion, e. g., illness, thanksgiving, the beginning of some task. The structure of the Prayer Service. resembles Matins: essentially, it consists of the Trisagion, troparia, a Gospel reading, special prayers and litanies, and a kanon (usually in abridged form). Sometimes a Prayer Service is combined with a procession of the Cross.