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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






Prayer for a departed priest

Stikhira tone VI 

He who lived in godliness and was adorned as thy priest, the sacrificer and minister of they mysteries divine, by thy divine command hath passed over from life's clamor unto Thee.  Save him whom, as Priest, Thou didst accept, O Saviour; and because of thy great mercy, give unto him rest with the Just.


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