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The dismissal is the concluding portion of the divine services in which the presiding priest or bishop prounounces a final, formal blessing. Reader's services do not include the dismissal.

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A typical example is as follows:


Glory to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, glory to Thee!


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, bless.


May He who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the prayers of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious, and all-laudable apostles; of our father among the saints, John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople; of Saint (of the church); of Saint (of the day), whom we commemorate today; of the holy and righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna; and of all the saints: have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

External link

  • DISMISSAL, a Microsoft-Windows–based application that generates the dismissals of various services for any day of the year. This application is freeware.