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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 Russian Orthodox tradition and only an ordained [[priest]] can celebrate it.
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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 canonized saint.
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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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*[http://www.orthodox.net/services/moleben.html The Oorder of the General Moleben], according to the usage of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]
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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]
  
 
[[Category:Liturgics]]
 
[[Category:Liturgics]]

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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 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 a modified form.

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It is the custom to celebrate a molieben service only in honor of a glorified saint.

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