Great Litany

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Every liturgical service of the Orthodox Church, as well as virtually all [[sacraments]] and special services starts with the '''Great Litany''', sometimes after the reading of [[psalms]]. The petitions of this [[litany]] address the basic and general needs of every community and its members.  
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Every liturgical service of the Orthodox Church, as well as virtually all [[sacraments]] and special services, start with the '''Great Litany''', sometimes after the reading of [[psalms]]. The petitions of this [[litany]] address the basic and general needs of every community and its members.  
  
 
The '''Great Litany'''  is called the ‘Litany of Peace’ because the first three petitions all concern peace:   
 
The '''Great Litany'''  is called the ‘Litany of Peace’ because the first three petitions all concern peace:   
 
*''“In peace let us pray to the Lord,
 
*''“In peace let us pray to the Lord,

Revision as of 20:09, February 6, 2006

Every liturgical service of the Orthodox Church, as well as virtually all sacraments and special services, start with the Great Litany, sometimes after the reading of psalms. The petitions of this litany address the basic and general needs of every community and its members.

The Great Litany is called the ‘Litany of Peace’ because the first three petitions all concern peace:

  • “In peace let us pray to the Lord,
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