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 written by Metr. Anthony Khrapovitsky


[Fr. Seraphim Rose]: At every Divine Liturgy celebrated by the clergy of the ROCOR, the following prayer, written by Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky, is appointed to be read aloud by the priest before the Litany of the Catechumens:

"Deliver our Homeland from the cruel atheists and their authority.  Hear the painful lamentation of us Thy faithful servants, who cry out to Thee in distress and sorrow day and night, O most merciful God, and lead their lives out of corruption.  Grant peace and quiet, love and confirmation and speedy reconciliation to Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy most honorable Blood; but be Thou manifest even unto those who have gone away from Thee and seek Thee not, that not one of them may perish, but that they all may be saved and come to knowledge of the truth, that all with unanimity of mind and unceasing love may glorify Thy most honorable name, O meek and patient Lord, unto the ages of ages!"

from: Orthodox Word magazine #37 March/April 1971 

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