O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Вічная Пам'ят - Everlasting Memory

Today-the day before Pentecost-is the 5th All-Souls Saturday. Pray and fast for the dead. We are entering into the happy and comfortable time of summer, but the dead are still suffering in purgatory. Pray that they reach the place more comfortable than our summers.

From the Litany of the Dead:
Priest (silently): O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who have trampled death, and overthrown the devil, and granted life to Your world; now, O Lord, give rest to the souls of your servant/s N., who have fallen asleep, in a place of light, a place of green pasture, a place of refreshment, whence all pain, sorrow, and sighing have fled away. O God, as You are good and the Lover of Mankind, forgive every sin committed by them, in word or deed or thought, for there is no man who lives and who does not sin. For You alone are without sin, Your righteousness is everlasting righteousness, and Your word is truth.
(out loud): For You are the resurrection and the life, and the repose of Your servant/s N., who have fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and to You we send up glory, together with Your Father, Who is without beginning, and Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.