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#422744 09/21/22 07:15 PM
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Prayers for a victorious end to the genocidal war against Ukraine and its people by Russia.

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"For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the holy Churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord"

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Bless, Father Deacon Thomas!

During the Divine Liturgy, additional verses are added to the Ektenias asking for continued courage for the Ukrainian armed forces fighting to defend their nation and its people, for the safe return of the prisoners of war, for those whose loved ones have been killed or maimed in various ways and for those who assist the suffering, the hungry and the homeless as a result of this senseless and evil invasion.

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Thank you....I have heard augmentations during the Great Entrance for "our armed forces in defense of peace and freedom" but not during the Great Ektania.

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What can I say ...we are Latinized . . .

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Then there's the prayer of the Patriarch of Moscow for those mobilized. Makes me think of the poet, Willam Stafford, who wrote in a little poem called "Religion Back Home": Our Father Who art in Heaven can lick their Father Who art in Heaven. Perhaps we just need to return to: "For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the holy Churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord" Lord have mercy!

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Then there's the prayer of the Patriarch of Moscow for those mobilized. Makes me think of the poet, Willam Stafford, who wrote in a little poem called "Religion Back Home": Our Father Who art in Heaven can lick their Father Who art in Heaven.

Or Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" [warprayer.org]


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