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Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people?

Posted By: Tigre Blanco

Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/07/19 12:54 PM

I'm trying to find an online version, our priest at my Parish is going to get me one sometime this summer but I need something for the time being.
Posted By: theophan

Re: Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/07/19 04:09 PM

Christ is Risen!!

Welcome to the forum.

What exactly are you looking for? Unless I am mistaken, the Trisagion Prayers are the same for lay people as they are for anyone else. They begin most Services and are printed in prayerbooks at the beginning of Morning and Evening Prayers. Is this what you mean?/

Bob
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Posted By: theophan

Re: Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/07/19 05:15 PM

Found this version on Google at an Orthodox site;

Introductory Prayers
The following prayers should be said each time you begin your prayers whether in the morning or evening or any other time of the day.

Begin Prayers with :

In the name of the Father Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Glory to Thee our God , Glory be to Thee!

Prayer to Holy Spirit
Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, Treasury of Goodness and Giver of life: come and abide in us. Cleanse us from every stain of sin and save our souls, O Gracious Lord.

Trisagion Prayer
Holy God. Holy Mighty. Holy Immortal Have mercy on us.(3)

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

All Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for the glory of Your Name.

Lord, have mercy.(3)

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

Lord's Prayer
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord have mercy (3)



Seasonal Variation

At differing times of the year we replace the saying of "Heavenly King..." with the following:

From Pascha to the Ascension
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (3 times)

From Ascension to its leavetaking:
You have ascended in glory, Christ our God, granting joy to your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit. Through the blessing, they were assured that You are the Son of God, the redeemer of the world.

On the Saturday before Pentecost we omit "Heavenly King..." and go directly from "Glory to you , our God, glory to You!" to the Trisagion Prayers.
Posted By: DocT

Re: Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/07/19 07:04 PM

Originally Posted by Tigre Blanco
I'm trying to find an online version, our priest at my Parish is going to get me one sometime this summer but I need something for the time being.


As far as I know, the Trisaigion prayers are the most "lay person friendly" of any prayers. Most people's first rule of prayer are the Trisaigion prayers. they are easily memorized, short, simple and they are featured in nearly every prayer, everywhere.

You really can't get anymore basic than that!

Perhaps your priest is referring to something else? I mean, I can type out the entire Trisaigion prayers including psalm 50 and the Creed by memory. Surely your priest could do the same? Anyone could get these online in seconds.

I'm wondering if perhaps your priest is referring to something else? In our parish we recently began to encourage folks to pray the Rule of the Theotokos, or St. Seraphim of Sarov's "rosary." Perhaps this is what he's talking about?
Posted By: Andy Makar

Re: Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/27/19 04:11 PM

I think that the Trisaigion Prayer is the same with one possible alteration. Where the priest will say "For yours is the Kingdom ...", you might substitute "Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, have mercy upon us and save us". But I am sure there a local and ethnic variations.
Posted By: theophan

Re: Is there a version of the Trisaigon Prayers for Lay people? - 05/27/19 04:47 PM

Christ is Risen!!

Andy:

The Romanian Orthodox prayerbook I have used for the past 46 years prints "For Thine is the Kingdom . . ." at the end of the Lord's Prayer. I'm sure that this is not some mistake and that lay people use it regularly.

Bob
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