PRAYER FOR THE PEACE IN JERUSALEM AND IN THE WHOLE WORLD
On Friday afternoon, March 28/ April 10, 2020, the prayer for the peace in Jerusalem and in the whole world which has been established with the co-operation of the foundation of St. Andrew of Russia, took place at the Patriarchate Reception Hall, led by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, with the participation of Hagiotaphite Fathers, and the Head of the Russian MISSIA in Jerusalem Archimandrite Alexander and his companions.
This prayer was held today instead of Good Friday, as it is customary, due to the restriction measures for COVID-19 pandemic. The prayer is as per below;
Blessed is our God…
Glory to Thee our God, Glory to Thee… Heavenly King…
Encircle Sion and surround Her O people…
Those of you who have been baptized in Christ have put on Christ, Alleluia (3’).
Have mercy upon us, O God, after Thy great goodness. We pray Thee, hear us and have mercy.
Again we pray for the pious Orthodox Christians.
Again we pray for our Father and Patriarch Theophilos.
Again we pray for our brethren, Archbishops, Priests, Hieromonks, Hierodeacons and Monks, and for all our brethren in Christ.
Again we pray for the mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of the servants of God; all the pious Orthodox Christians, pilgrims, parishioners and those who have offered gifts to the All-holy and Life-giving Tomb and all who dwell or visit the Holy City of Jerusalem, for their health and salvation let us say;
Lord Jesus Christ our God, Thee who suffereth the Cross and death for the salvation of mankind, Who hast gone down into hades and accepteth the three-day burial, who hast trampled down death and abolished the evil one, who hast risen man along with Thy flesh, and granteth life to Thy world, do Thou now bless our descend and entrance to Thy Life-giving Tomb and deem us worthy to have the eyes of our own minds and those of the ones who govern the world enlightened by the radiant Light of Thy Face, for the peace and the safekeeping of the whole world, of our region, for the peace of the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Seat of the Great King, the Holy Zion, the Mother of Churches and of all the Holy Churches of God, for Thou art great and Thou alone workest marvels and Thou art blessed with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Glory to Thee our God, glory to Thee. Christ our true God, Who is risen from the dead…
By the prayers…