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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Prayer Request

Please pray for the Official Delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia as well as all the pilgrims who will be traveling this week to Moscow for the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion with the Moscow Patriarchate.

The Delegation will be headed by Metropolitan Laurus and includes several other ROCOR Bishops as well as a large number of Clergy. A few hundred of the ROCOR faithful will also be accompanying the Delegation as pilgrims.

As this Epistle from the Synod of Bishops implores:

"We call on the God-loving clergy and flock to pray in this bright state that the forthcoming visit to Russia by the delegation of the Russian Church Abroad goes well and serves for the benefit of the entire Russian Orthodox Church.

It is necessary that the prayerful preparation for the coming celebrations in Moscow take place not only in private prayers, but among everyone together in church at Holy Liturgy.

Therefore, the Synod of Bishops has adopted the following petition to be pronounced during the Litany of Great Supplication starting today and continuing until the 6th Sunday of Pascha:

"Bless O Savior the good intentions, of thy servants, the Most Reverened Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and his companions, and accept their prayers, grant them a spirit of wisdom and reason, place in their hearts a spirit of fear of Thee, a spirit of piety and zealousness for the glory of Thy Holy Name, in order that they may in a well-pleasing manner fulfill the task of building up the unity of the Holy Russian Church, as one Body of Christ. Grant them safe travel in the air and a safe return, hear and have mercy."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the angels guide them...


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