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Then the First Ikos and Kontakion



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Then the First Ikos and Kontakion.

PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP
O God of spirits and all flesh, Who hast trampled down death, overthrown the devil, and given life to Thy world:
Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep, Patriarchs, Metropolitans, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Monks and Nuns, and all who have served Thee in Thy Church;
the founders of all Churches and Monasteries, and all Orthodox forefathers, fathers, brothers and sisters who lie here and everywhere;
officers and men of the armies and navies who have laid down their lives for their Faith and country,
all the faithful killed in civil wars,
all who were drowned, burned, frozen to death, torn by wild beasts,
all who died suddenly without repentance and had no time to be reconciled with the Church and with their enemies;
all who took their own lives in a moment of mental unbalance;
all who have asked us to pray for them,
and those who have no one to pray for them,
and all who died without a Christian burial,
(NAMES),
in a place of light, in a place of refreshment, in a place of repose, whence all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away. Forgive every sin committed by them in thought, word and deed, for Thou art the good God and Lover of men. For there is no one who lives without sinning. Thou alone art without sin, and Thy righteousness in eternal righteousness, and Thy Word is Truth.
For Thou art the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants who have fallen asleep (NAMES), O Christ our God, and to Thee we send up glory, with Thy Eternal Father, and Thy Holy and Good and Life-giving Spirit, both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.


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