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Akathist Service to the North American Saints

Priest: Blessed is our God always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

(InTone 6)
Amen. 0 Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who art
everywhere present and fillest all things. Treasury of Blessings, and
Giver of Life. Come and abide in us, and cleanse us from every impurity,
and save our souls, 0 Good One!

Reader: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3x)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy name's sake.

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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 the evil one.

Priest: For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

People: Amen.

God Is the Lord

Deacon: In the 8th Tone: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord. 0 give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His mercy endures forever.

People: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Deacon: All nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I destroyed them.

People: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Deacon: I shall not die but live and recount the works of the Lord.

People: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Deacon The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, this is the Lord's doing, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

People: God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Troparion in tone 8

As the bountiful harvest of your sowing of salvation;
The lands of North America offer to Thee, 0 Lord, all the Saints
who have shone in them,
By their prayers keep the Church and our land in abiding peace,
Through the Theotokos, 0 Most merciful One!

Kontakion One

With grateful hearts we sing praises in your honor, 0 All Saints of North America. You gave your lives to the Lord as an offering of love. You are the first fruits of Christ's bountiful harvest here in the New World. As faithful servants of your Master you labored in the Vineyard of His Holy Church. Through your example you have shown us the joy of the Orthodox Way. As we assemble today to honor you we cry:

Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Oikos One

We glorify' the Lord Who has glorified you, 0 sanctified men, women, and children of these North American lands. We stand in awe before your countless miracles revealed to us by Our Father in heaven. Together with the bodiless choirs, we offer to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 holy Father Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and enlightener of North America,
Rejoice, 0 Hierarch Innocent, Alaskan missionary and evangelizer of the Aleuts,
Rejoice, 0 blessed Raphael, first Bishop of Brooklyn and faithful shepherd,
Rejoice, 0 holy Nicholas, confessor and teacher of heavenly theology,
Rejoice, 0 venerable Herman elder and wonderworker of Alaska,
Rejoice, 0 martyrs Juvenal and Peter, martyrs crowned by God,
Rejoice, 0 righteous Jacob, pastor and teacher of your flock,
Rejoice, 0 John and Alexis, defenders of the Orthodox Way,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Two

0 Holy New Martyrs of North America, we honor your lives by recounting the many sufferings that led to your holy deaths. You were faithful to the Lord to the very end, and have been crowned as faithful witnesses in the Kingdom of Heaven Through your victories we are delivered from the snares of the evil one, so that we might sing: Alleluia!

Oikos Two

The Church of North America is renewed and purified through the shedding of your blood, 0 Faithful Witnesses of Christ. Through your sufferings you strengthen and enliven those who follow in your footsteps down the hard and narrow way. Seeing you clothed in white robes and glorified by the Lord of hosts, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 holy Tikhon, long-suffering confessor and Patriarch of Moscow,
Rejoice, 0 soldiers of Christ, who fought and persevered to the very end,
Rejoice, 0 New Martyrs, who triumphed over the prince of darkness,
Rejoice, 0 Father Alexander, passion-bearer of Moscow!
Rejoice, 0 heavenly patrons of the North American Church,
Rejoice, 0 holy Peter, shining star of the Aleut people,
Rejoice, 0 John, first martyr of the Bolshevik revolution,
Rejoice, 0 holy Juvenal, zealous preacher of Grace,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Three

As you guided your people to the homeland of God's Kingdom, you proved yourselves defenders of the faith entrusted to you, 0 Confessors and Stewards of the North American Church. Having rightly directed the word of the truth, you preserve us from the injury of false teachings. You gave yourself to imprisonment, sufferings, and death - remaining faithful all the while to the One Who is Faithful and True. As we behold your steadfastness in times of affliction, we sing: Alleluia!

Oikos Three

The great adversary and enemy of our souls never ceases his ferocious attacks against the Holy Church. Hating the light of the Father's Radiance that shines from your lives, the children of the evil one condemned you to prolonged captivity and death, 0 long-suffering ones. As your grateful children, we offer to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 Hierarch Tikhon, protector of the sacred treasures of the Church,
Rejoice, 0 valiant preachers of the Wisdom, Word, and Power of God,
Rejoice, 0 holy Nicholas, defender of your people in times of oppression,
Rejoice, 0 Comfort of those persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
Rejoice, 0 inspired teachers of the royal way of Orthodox theology,
Rejoice, 0 Father John, loyal priest and intercessor for the faithful,
Rejoice, 0 divine guardians of the Tradition of the Holy Apostles,
Rejoice, 0 faithful guides leading us on the path of salvation,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Four

As imitators of the Twelve Apostles, you traveled to the North American continent in order to make disciples of its many peoples. Through your preaching yon gave an Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven. Your teachings have illumined us with The Word of salvation. In this way you labored to the very end, so that we might sing: Alleluia

Oikos Four

With love and zeal you tilled the soil of the North American lands with the divine seed of the Gospel. The sowing of Christ's divine word was cultivated in the hearts of your people through your faithful ministry. You uprooted the tares of false teachings and brought forth a great harvest of faith here in the New World. Together with the Holy Apostles we offer to you these words of loving praise:

Oikos Five

After His resurrection, the glorified Son of God sent His Twelve Apostles to the ends of the earth in order to declare His name among all nations. In these latter days, the Lord has sent you, as Equals to the Apostles, in order to teach us the commandments of the Gospel. Following in your footsteps, 0 Apostles and Evangelists of North America, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 Hierarch Tikhon, pioneer of Orthodoxy in North America
Rejoice, 0 Father Innocent, missionary and master of languages,
Rejoice, 0 faithful stewards of the Divine House-hold of the Lord,
Rejoice, 0 guardians of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God,
Rejoice, 0 shepherds, protecting your flock from the enemy,
Rejoice, 0 laborers in the Vineyard of Christ's Holy Church,
Rejoice, 0 Raphael, blessed teacher of Orthodox doctrine,
Rejoice, 0 zealous preachers of Christ's resurrection,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Six

In obedience to the will of God you left your ancestral homelands, 0 Holy Hierarchs of North America. In order to fulfill your episcopal work you sailed the great oceans and crossed vast continents. With diligence you sought after your scattered flock and guided them to the shelter of the Lord's Church. As Loving Fathers you fed your children with the teachings of the Gospel, so that we might sing: Alleluia!

Oikos Six

o Holy Hierarchs of North America, you endured many wants and hardships in order to fulfill your episcopal work here in this new land. Through your lowliness, we have been exalted in Christ. Through your poverty, we have become rich in the Spirit. As models of virtue, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 holy bishops, intercessors before the throne of Christ,
Rejoice, 0 Father Innocent, evangelizer of the Northern peoples,
Rejoice, 0 Patriarch Tikhon defender of the Apostolic Tradition,
Rejoice, 0 blessed Raphael, teacher of the American peoples,
Rejoice, 0 Confessor Nicholas, spring of heavenly theology,
Rejoice, 0 teachers of the children of the heavenly Father,
Rejoice, 0 divine clarions of the Gospel of grace,
Rejoice, 0 faithful servants of the Holy Trinity,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Seven

Guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit, you crossed the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on your way to the New World in order to fulfill your apostolic witness, 0 Holy Missionaries and Evangelists of North America. Following the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius, you translated the Scriptures and liturgical services into the tongues of the local peoples and established schools for the training of native clergy. All of this you have done, so that we might sing: Alleluia!

Oikos Seven

Burning with the love of Christ, you traveled across the span of North America in order to nurture and edify the Church which God obtained through the blood of His own Son. As inheritors of your fruitful work, 0 Sanctified Hierarchs and Evangelists, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 heroic imitators of the chosen Apostles Peter and Paul,
Rejoice, 0 teachers of the first principles of the Gospel of God,
Rejoice, 0 honorable models of righteousness and holiness,
Rejoice, 0 trustworthy guides on the road to eternal life,
Rejoice, 0 noble messengers of the grace of Jesus Christ,
Rejoice, 0 good shepherds of the Church in America,
Rejoice, 0 zealous instructors of Orthodox theology,
Rejoice, 0 humble servants following the will of God,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Eight

Following the example of the Holy Fathers, you dedicated yourselves to many spiritual labors and struggles, 0 blessed monastics and ascetics of the New World. You have revealed to us the fruits of true holiness Your obedience to the will of God has confirmed for us the promises of the Gospel. Your poverty and humility have shone forth as examples for all the inhabitants of North America. Seeing you clothed in glory and exalted with Christ, we sing: Alleluia!

Oikos Eight

By observing the commandments of the Gospel, you showed the peoples of North America the path to righteousness and holiness, 0 Venerable and God-bearing monastics. Working together with the grace of God, we imitate your meekness and purity of heart, so that we might sing these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 Father Herman, founder of monasticism in the New World,
Rejoice, 0 venerable monastics, fountain of marvelous wonders,
Rejoice, O Champions of Orthodoxy here in the New World,
Rejoice, 0 conversers with the angels and the Theotokos,
Rejoice, 0 treasury of the Orthodox Church in America,
Rejoice, 0 wondrous ascetics, comfort of the afflicted,
Rejoice, 0 well-springs of holiness in North America,
Rejoice, 0 protectors of the poor and dispossessed,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Nine

Forsaking the vanity of this world, 0 blessed ascetics of North America, you became true disciples of the Divine Teacher by acquiring the gifts of the Holy Spirit. You fought the demons and overcame their power by the power of the sign of the Cross. Through self-denial and abstinence you have shone forth the inward beauty of holiness and righteousness. Emulating your life of repentance, we sing to God: Alleluia!

Oikos Nine

As living vessels of the grace of Jesus Christ, you sanctify this new land, 0 our venerable fathers and mothers of the North American continent. You offer to God a sacrifice of loving intercession for those who follow your way As we assemble to honor your memory, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 blessed ones whose names are written in the Book of Life,
Rejoice, 0 valiant soldiers who fought the enemies of Christ,
Rejoice, 0 speedy defenders of those in need of justice,
Rejoice, 0 wondrous partakers of the heavenly manna,
Rejoice, 0 restoration of those fallen into grievous sins,
Rejoice, 0 marvelous fountain of healing for the sick,
Rejoice, 0 divine freedom from the insanity of evil,
Rejoice, 0 passionate lovers of virtue,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Ten

Your blameless way of life is a source of amazement to the angels, 0 you Righteous Ones - known and unknown - of North America. Assisted by the Holy Spirit, you firmly established the Orthodox Faith in this new land. With patience and diligence you built upon a foundation laid long ago with Christ Himself as the cornerstone. Having received from you the riches of faith, we sing to God: Alleluia!

Oikos Ten

Doing all things for the glory of God and the love of your neighbor, you fulfilled your calling to holiness, 0 Righteous Ones of North America. You accomplished the tasks given to you, according to the measure of grace given to you by the Lord. You fished the great waters of the Alaskan North; you tilled the fertile soils of the Canadian and Midwestern plains; you labored under harsh conditions in the mines and mills; you toiled day and night in factories of the American cities, all so that we might sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 faithful who took up your crosses and followed Christ,
Rejoice, 0 honored citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven,
Rejoice, 0 royal priesthood of the New Jerusalem,
Rejoice, 0 holy nation of the Prince of Peace,
Rejoice, 0 chosen vessels of the Holy Spirit,
Rejoice, 0 pillars of Orthodoxy in America,
Rejoice, 0 Eternal City of the living God,
Rejoice, 0 pious teachers of the faith,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Eleven

The Wisdom, Word, and Power of God, begotten from His Father before the beginning of time, was incarnate in these latter days from His Holy Mother, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Through the grace of the Spirit, 0 Blessed Ones of North America, you thereby became partakers of the Divine Nature and have been perfected after the image of the One Who is the express image of His Divine Father. Together with you we sing to God: Alleluia!

Oikos Eleven

The King of heaven and earth humbled himself by taking the form of a servant in order to become the least and the last of His brethren. In His never-ending love for man, He poured Himself out fully - so that we might be filled with all the fullness of His grace. Following His example, 0 you Righteous Ones of North America, you served the ones to whom you were sent. You healed the sick, you gave aid to the poor, you sought out the lost, you raised infants, you guided the youth, you cared for the elderly, all so that we might sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 holy bishops, gracious adornments of the lands of North America,
Rejoice, 0 hieromartyrs, benefactors of the faithful living in the New World,
Rejoice, 0 fervent evangelists, great preachers of the saving Word of God,
Rejoice, 0 patient confessors, illumination of those living in darkness,
Rejoice, 0 monastics, bright stars of the Northern heavens,
Rejoice, 0 blessed ascetics, wonder of the angelic hosts,
Rejoice, 0 venerable fathers, guides of the fallen,
Rejoice, O holy mothers, life of your children,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Twelve

Surrounded by your heavenly glory, 0 Hierarchs, Martyrs, Apostles, Monastics and all righteous men and women of North America, known and unknown, we beseech you - as your spiritual children - to intercede for us before Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We worship the Lord Who has given you to us as Heavenly Patrons and Guardians for the protection and salvation of our souls and bodies. Together with the Bodiless Hosts, we sing to God: Alleluia!

Oikos Twelve

We celebrate your great works, All Saints of North America. We offer thanks to Christ for the wondrous deeds you have accomplished through Him for the enlightenment of all men, women, and children living in this new land. Together with God’s elect, we sing to you these words of loving praise:

Rejoice, 0 divine exaltation of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific West,
Rejoice, 0 gracious adornments of New England and the Atlantic states,
Rejoice, 0 joyful beacons of the Great Lakes and the Midwestern plains,
Rejoice, 0 heavenly constellation of the Canadian Provinces,
Rejoice, 0 wondrous aurora of Alaska and the Artic North,
Rejoice, 0 shining stars of the North American continent,
Rejoice, 0 brilliant flowers of the Southwestern deserts,
Rejoice, 0 fragrant blossoms of the American South,
Rejoice, All Saints of North America!

Kontakion Thirteen (3x)

0 Holy Luminaries of North America, look down upon us your sinful servants and accept this present supplication. Entreat the Lord Jesus Christ that He will continue to bestow upon us His many mercies. Be a refuge and a protection for us that we might be delivered from all physical and spiritual harm. Continue to guide us into the heavenly Kingdom, so that we might sing: Alleluia!

Then Oikos One and Kontakion One again

The Little Litany

Deacon: Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, have mercy.

Deacon: Help us, save us, have mercy onus, and keep us, 0 God, by Thy grace.

People: Lord, have mercy.

Deacon: Commemorating our most holy, most pure, most blessed and glorious Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and each other, and all our life unto Christ our God.

People: To Thee, 0 Lord.

Priest: For blessed is Thy name, and glorified is Thy kingdom: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

People: Amen.

The Prokeimenon, Epistle, and Gospel

Deacon:Wisdom! Let us attend.

The Prokeimenon in the 4th tone: Their proclamation has gone out into all the ends of the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe!

People: Their proclamation has gone out into all the ends of the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe!

Deacon: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the earth proclaims His handiwork!

People: Their proclamation has gone out into all the ends of the earth, and their words to the ends of the universe!

Deacon: Their proclamation has gone out Into all the ends of the earth!

People: And their words to the ends of the universe!

Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord, have mercy.

Priest: For holy art Thou, 0 our God, who restest in the saints, and unto Thee we send up glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

People: Amen.

Deacon: Let every breath praise the Lord!

People: Let every breath praise the Lord!

Deacon: Praise God in His sanctuary! Praise Him in His mighty firmament!

People: Let every breath praise the Lord!

Deacon: Let every breath

People: Praise the Lord!

Deacon: And that we may be accounted worthy of hearing the Holy Gospel, let us pray to the Lord God.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Wisdom. Let us attend. Let us hear the Holy Gospel!

Priest: Peace be unto all!

People: And to your spirit.

Priest: The reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

People: Glory to Thee, 0 Lord, glory to Thee!

Deacon: Let us attend! (Matthew 28:16-20)

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go there­fore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, lam with you always, to the close of the age, Amen.”

People: Glory to Thee, 0 Lord, glory to Thee!

Clergy: 0 All Saints of North America, pray to God for us!

People: 0 All Saints of North America, pray to God for us!

Clergy: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

People: Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

(in Tone 8) It is truly meet to bless you, 0 Theotokos,
Ever blessed, and most pure and the Mother of our God;
More honorable than the cherubim, and more glorious beyond com­pare than the seraphim,
Without defilement you gave birth to God the Word
True Theotokos we magnify you!

Litany Of Fervent Supplication

Deacon:Have mercy on us, 0 God, according to Thy great goodness, we pray Thee, hearken and have mercy.

People: Lord, have mercy (3x)

Deacon: Again we pray for His Beatitude, our Metropolitan _____________ and His Grace our Bishop , for priests, deacons, and all other clergy, and for all our brethren in Christ.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Again we pray for the President of our country/Her Majesty the Queen, for all civil authorities, and for our armed forces everywhere.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, and visitation for the servant(s) of God ___________, and for the pardon and remission of their sins.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Furthermore we pray to Thee, 0 Lord our God, that the voice of our petition and prayer be heard. Have mercy upon Thy servant(s) _______________ in Thy grace and goodness, and fulfill all their supplications, and pardon them their transgressions both voluntary and involuntary; that their petitions and alms be acceptable before the throne of Thy Majesty, and protect them from all visible and invisible enemies, from all attacks, misfortune and sorrow, and save them from illness, and grant them health and length of days: we pray Thee, 0 Lord, hearken and have mercy.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Look down, 0 Master, Lover of mankind, with Thy merciful eye upon Thy servant(s) ____________ and hearken to our prayers offered in faith, for Thou Thyself hast said: What things so ever you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you hall have them, and again: Ask, and it shall be given you.

Therefore, though unworthy, but trusting upon Thy mercy, we ask: Grant Thy grace, to Thy servant (s) _ and fulfill all (his, her, their) good desires, preserve (him, her, them) in peace and tran­quility, in health and length of days, all (his, her, their) life, we pray Thee, hearken quickly and graciously have mercy.

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Deacon: Furthermore we pray for all the people here present, awaiting from Thee great and bountiful mercies, and for all the brethren and for all Christians

People: Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Priest: Hear us, 0 God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth, and to those who are far off upon the sea; and show mercy, show mercy, 0 Master; upon us sinners, and be merciful unto us. For Thou art a merciful God Who lovest mankind and unto Thee we send up glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now, and ever, and unto ages of ages.

People: Amen.

Prayer to the North American Saints

Deacon: Let us pray to all the Saints of North America!

People: 0 All Saints of North America, pray to God for us!

Priest: 0 all-blessed and wise Saints of God, who have sanctified North America by your holy deeds, leaving your relics as seeds of the Orthodox Faith, and who now stand before the throne of God in ceaseless prayer for our land! We sinners make bold on this day to offer this hymn of praise. We exalt your great and holy deeds, 0 spiritual warriors of Christ, who with patience and courage have vanquished the enemy completely, delivering us from his craft and cunning. We bless your holy lives, U lamps of God, ho have shone with the light of faith and virtue and have illumined our minds and hearts to the knowledge of God. We glori!j’ your great miracles, 0 Flowers of Paradise, who have blossomed in our land, spreading the sweet fragrance of your gifts and wonders. We praise your love that reflects God’s own love, 0 our defenders and intercessors, and trust­ing in your help, we fall down before you and cry: 0 Holy Enlighteners Innocent and Tikhon! Help us the faithful of North America to preserve steadfastly the Orthodox faith that you have planted in us as a seed which, watered by divine rain, will bring forth fruit a hundredfold. Confirm the Church in North America by your prayers, and gather the scattered sheep into one flock, preserving it safe from all harm. 0 Holy Father Herman of Alaska! Keep us from the delusions of this transitory life, that denying ourselves and tak­ing up our cross, we may follow Christ, crucifying our flesh with its lusts and passions, and bearing each other’s burdens. 0 Holy Martyrs Juvenal and Peter! Strengthen us in courageous perseverance even unto the shedding of our blood for the Orthodox faith, so that no adversity may separate us from the love of God, which is in Jesus Christ. OAII Saints, known and unknown, who have shown through­out the history of this land, remember our weakness and hardship, and by your prayers beseech Christ our God, that we, having success­fully crossed the fathomless depths of the sea of life, keeping unharmed the treasury of the faith, may reach the harbor of eternal salvation and live in the Kingdom of God on high together with you and all who have served Him throughout all ages. Through the grace and compassion and love of mankind of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom together with the Eternal Father and the Most Holy Spirit be never-ending glory and worship by all creation unto ages of ages.

People: Amen.

Dismissal

Deacon: Wisdom!

Priest: Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

People: More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim, without defilement you gave birth to God the Word, true Theotokos we magnify you!

Priest: Glory to Thee, 0 Christ our God and our hope, glory to Thee!

People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages, Amen.

Lord, have mercy. (3x)

Father (Master), Bless.

Priest: May Christ our true God, through the prayers of His Most Pure Mother, the Birth-giver of God; through the prayers of our father among the saints, Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow, Enlightener of the Aleuts; Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America, the Confessor; John of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Wonderworker; Nikolai of South Canaan, Bishop of Zhicha; Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn; the holy Hieromartyrs, Juvenal of Iliamna, Alexander and John; Peter the Aleut, Martyr of San Francisco; the Venerable Herman of Alaska and all America, the Wonderworker; the holy and Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Ann; the holy and Righteous Alexis of Wilkes-Barre and Minneapolis; and Jacob, enlightener of the native peoples of Alaska, and all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is a Good God and lovest mankind.

People: Amen.

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