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THE EUCHOLOGION

SERVICE FOR THE RESTORATION

OF THE MARRIAGE

OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DIVORCED

 

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PRIEST

Blessed is our God always, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, for God is great and fearful towards all that are round about Him

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

The Lord will keep His mercy for evermore and His covenant shall stand fast.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Glory and riches are in his house, for the hand of the Lord will help him and His arm will strengthen him.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thy house, thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion and thou shalt see the  good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Blessed is the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

  

PRIEST

In peace let us pray unto the Lord.

CHOIR:  Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. And after each petition.

For the peace from on high, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray unto the Lord.

For the peace and union of the whole world, and for the good estate of the holy churches of God, let us pray unto the Lord.

For this holy temple and for them that enter therein with faith, reverence and fear of God, let us pray unto the Lord.

For our Archbishop (Name), for the honourable order of priesthood; and for the diaconate, which is in Christ; for all the clergy and the people, let us pray unto the Lord.

For the servants of God (Name) and (Name) who are being reunited in marriage, and for them to be granted a life without reproach, and a course of life blameless  and without condemnation, let us pray unto the Lord.

That there may be granted unto them a life together in harmony and love, progress in good works and length of days, let us pray unto the Lord.

That both they and we may be delivered from all tribulation, wrath, danger and necessity, let us pray unto the Lord.

Succour, save, have mercy and preserve us, O God, by Thy grace.

Mindful of our most holy and undefiled, most blessed and glorious Lady, Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary; and of all the saints; let us commend ourselves and one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

 

PRIEST

For unto Thee belong all glory, honour and worship, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Spirit; now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Let us pray unto the Lord.

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison.

 

PRIEST

O Master and Lover of mankind, King of the ages and Creator of all things, who destroyed the middle wall of enmity and granted peace to the human race: we pray and beseech Thee, look down upon Thy servants (Name) and (Name) and pour forth Thy blessing upon them. Restore the peace that had been troubled and plant in their hearts love for one another. Bestow upon them spiritual tranquillity and a course of life free from every hostile scheme, so that remaining in peace of soul they may enjoy Thy good things and glorify Thee, who alone art the God of love and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom belongs all glory, honour and worship, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

PRIEST

Glory be to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, glory be to Thee.

 

CHOIR

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen. Kyrie eleison [3], holy father give the blessing.

  

PRIEST

May [He who is risen from the dead] Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Mother; by the power of the precious and life-giving Cross; by the protection of the heavenly bodiless hosts; through the supplications of the glorious Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist; of the holy and all-glorious Apostles; of the holy, glorious and triumphant martyrs; of our holy God-bearing fathers; of  the holy and Greatmartyr Procopius; of [Name of the saint to whom the Church is dedicated]; of the holy and righteous progenitors of God, Joachim and Anna; of [Name of saint] to whose memory we dedicate this day; and of all the saints, have mercy upon us, and save our souls: For He is good and loving-kind.

By the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

CHOIR: Amen.