Molieben

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A '''molieben''' (also called a '''moleben''', '''service of intercession''', or '''service of supplication''') is a [[supplication]] [[prayer]] service in honor of either our Lord [[Jesus Christ]], the [[Theotokos|Mother of God]], or a particular [[saint]] or [[martyr]]. It is a Slavic service, but closely related to the [[Paraklesis]] service. A molieben is usually served by an ordained [[priest]], but a laymen can also do a molieben, although in [http://www.saintjonah.org/services/moleben.htm a modified form].
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It is the custom to celebrate a molieben service only in honor of a [[Glorification|glorified]] saint.
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==Source==
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*[http://www.serfes.org/royal/tropar.htm Tropar & Kontakion for Royal Martyrs & New Martyrs Of Russia] compiled by Fr. Demetrios Serfes
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==External link==
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*[http://www.orthodox.net/services/moleben.html The Order of the General Moleben], according to the usage of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]
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*[http://www.saintjonah.org/services/moleben.htm The Order of the Moleben as a Reader service]
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[[Category:Liturgics]]
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