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Prayer for the Consecration of the Ukraine to the Protection of Holy Mother of God
4/6/2014 | Ukrainian Clergy

Posted on 04/06/2014 12:37:12 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian

Liturgical Ceremony for the Consecration of the Ukrainian Nation to the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God

After the conclusion of the prayer beyond the ambo and the singing of "Blessed be the name of the Lord" (and the 33nd Psalm), the Priest and concelebrants stands on the ambo. Choir: Tropar (Tone 4) Let us sinners humbly and diligently have recourse to the Mother of God. Prostrate in repentance, let us cry out from the depth of our soul: O Queen, in your compassion, come to our aid! Make haste, for we are perishing from the multitude of our sins. Do not turn away your servants empty-handed, for we have no protection besides you.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, Now and forever and ever. Amen

Unworthy as we are, we shall never cease to proclaim your power, O Mother of God. If you no longer intercede for us, who will deliver us from so many misfortunes? Who will keep us free? We shall never leave you, O Queen O blessed Lady, you always save your servants from every calamity.

Deacon: Let us pray to the Lord. Choir: Lord, have mercy.

Prayer of Consecration of Ukraine to the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos

The Priest aloud says the following prayer

Most Holy, Most Pure, Most Blessed Virgin Mother of God. To the sorrowful, you are a great intercessor, quick to help, the salvation and support of humanity and the unwavering Protectress of the whole world.

Before your throne, we give glory to you with confident hope that you will implore for us mercy and grace, active assistance and defence at this time of tribulation; not because of any merit of ours, upon which we cannot depend, but because of the immeasurable goodness of your motherly heart.

Therefore, today we hasten to you and fervently implore you: With the mantle of your mercy, cover your Church and our whole people that cry out to you.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

We are distraught by dire experiences and they fill our souls with great sorrow; appease them with the peace of your Son and God, O immaculate Virgin. Take away our soulful storm of grief; for you, Bride of God, all-pure one, gave birth to Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

To us, who cry out to you, reveal the depths of your mercy and obtain for us the forgiveness of all our sins, for you, for whom praises are sung, gave birth to the Kind-hearted One - the Saviour of us all.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

O God-loved Theotokos, the only ever-virgin, help those who lay upon their beds of pain and suffering; heal the wounded, wipe away the tears of the mournful, protect the wanderers, and comfort those who are persecuted; be a willing intercessor for all who call upon you.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us!

Bride of God, who gave birth to the Lord our Helmsman, give us courageous and wise leaders of Church and society; by your prayers obtain for them the light of the Holy Spirit so that enlightened by it they would guide along the ways of truth the People of God that call out to you in faith.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

Powerful Commander and Leader of heavenly legions, you who by raising your hands in prayer, conquer enemies and overcome all aggressors, strengthen our soldiers, grant them the strength and courage to defend with an unyielding shield their people that calls out to you.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

O immaculate Mother of the Word Incarnate! Bless all of our families; grant us temporal wellbeing and health, and especially - the Grace of God and a virtuous Christian life.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

Good teacher of the young and innocent and Source of knowledge and wisdom, guide our youth along the path of truth, strengthen them in the virtues, teach them to desire greatness and to follow the calling of the Most High, always growing in wisdom and the Grace of God.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

O Mother of mercy, ask of the Most High God, complete and righteous peace for our lands, not only protection from armed conflict, but also liberation from hatred and discord, from malice and the desire for vengeance. Bring us to a peace founded on truth, justice, forgiveness and love.

Faithful: Most Holy Mother of God, save us! Presvjata Bohorodytse, spasy nas!

O Mother of God and Protectress of the Ukrainian lands! In haste, we gather under the mantle of your mercy, and we implore your help and in you alone do we set our hope. Accept us all under your protection, bless us and preserve us as your chosen community. By your prayers, make us proficient adherers of the commandments of Christ. Abide with us always as the merciful and kind one who loves us all; and in the present life be our warrn defender and helper, expelling the battalions of our adversaries and setting us on the way of salvation. For we have no other helper, we have no other hope, except you, Most Pure Virgin! Come to our aid; we set our hopes on you and you are our glory: for we are your servants, that we may not be disparaged now, always and for ever and ever.

Faithful: Amen.

Priest: The blessing of the Lord be upon you with His grace and love for mankind, always, now and for ever and ever.

Choir: Amen.

Priest: Glory to you, O Christ our God, our hope, glory be to you.

Choir: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever and ever. Amen. Lord, have mercy. (thrice). Give the blessing.

The Priest delivers the Sunday dismissal.

Choir: Amen.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Orthodox Christian; Prayer
KEYWORDS: consecration; mary; prayer; ukraine
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This Sunday all Ukrainian Churches prayed at the end of Holy Mass.
1 posted on 04/06/2014 12:37:13 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian
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To: Leo Carpathian

Holy Mother of God, chase Putin away!

2 posted on 04/06/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Leo Carpathian

Amen to that.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Leo Carpathian

Holy Mother of God, chase O’bummer and Putin away.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 12:50:24 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: BipolarBob

God had to have a mother to be born into this world in order to redeem it.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 1:23:57 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Leo Carpathian

Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk have all had Russian mobs take over provincial offices demanding a Crimean style vote to join Russia. This still will not give Putin his land route to Crimea, so more is yet to come. The Ukranian church will be under great pressure as will other Ukranian peoples and institutions.

Are we going to be told how great a leader Putin is? None of these latest provinces have Russian majorities although there is a strong minority of Russians in each of them.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 1:26:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: BipolarBob

So in what sense are you denying the divinity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ?

The title “Mother of God” (an Englishing of the Greek Theotokos, which if you really want you can English as “Birthgiver of God” instead) is not really about Mary, but about Jesus. It is one of the legacies of the christological controversies which dealt with a lot of wrong-headed ideas about who Jesus is back during the first eight centuries after Our Lord’s earthly ministry.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 1:35:31 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: BipolarBob

Why is it that ignorant people are also rude? You don’t understand the prayer, don’t pray it. It’s not complicated.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 1:49:06 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Leo Carpathian


Icon of the Mother of God of Kiev-Bratsk

The Kiev-Bratsk Icon of the Mother of God was at first in the church of Sts Boris and Gleb in the city of Vyshgorod (Kiev), where it miraculously appeared in the year 1654. In 1662, when Russia was at war with Poland (1659-1667), the city was dealt heavy losses by the Crimean Tatars fighting on the side of the Polish. The temple of the holy Passion-Bearers Boris and Gleb was destroyed and defiled. But the Providence of God preserved the holy wonderworking icon of the Mother of God, which was taken out of the church beforehand and set off along the Dniepr. The relics of the saints were hidden beneath a crypt.

The river carried the icon to the Podol section of Kiev, where it was joyfully taken up by the Orthodox and with due reverence transferred to the Bratsk (Brotherhood) monastery.

Icon of the Mother of God of Kiev-Bratsk

Our Lady, save the Ukrainian nation, destroy the seed of communism in Russia and bring those who work in the interest of the restoration of the Soviet Union to repentance.

Inn the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.

10 posted on 04/06/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Friendofgeorge
I'd be glad to explain authentic Christianity to you on some other thread. If you don't want to pray, don't pray; if you want to teach someone how to pray, wait till they ask. Anyway, this is not the thread to volunteer with theological help; we are just fine as we are, thank you.
12 posted on 04/06/2014 2:18:22 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Remember at the wedding feast in Cana, Mary did ask Jesus to take care of a pressing issue. Nothing wrong with that.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: ealgeone; BipolarBob

SO we pray in a way that you and BipolarBob don’t approve.

And who are you, exactly, that we should care? We know what is in and what is and what is not in the Holy Scripture very well, without your help, thank you.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 2:35:21 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Leo Carpathian

Our Lady of Blachernae, O Miracle Worker, as you saved the Eastern Roman Empire from peril, so save now Kiev, the Mother of all Cities of Russia, from the red menace.

24 posted on 04/06/2014 2:39:31 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: ealgeone

So don’t pray and please, respectfully, sugar on top, get lost.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 2:40:39 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: BipolarBob

I pray how my Church taught me. When I need your advice, I’ll be sure to ask.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Biggirl

“hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you! Blessed are you among all woman, and blessed will be the fruit of your womb” . Gabriel to Mary. (scriptural). “henceforth all generations shall call me blessed”. (pretty sure scriptural as well)


30 posted on 04/06/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by bike800
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To: ealgeone

Rather, as Christians, we are called to love one another and not attack each other. Got to remember there are different branches of the Christian family tree.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: annalex

It is difficult when some folks cannot understand the difference between a mediator and an intercessor.


32 posted on 04/06/2014 3:04:07 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: BipolarBob

The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is not a “man made institution”. We are, thank God, not Protestant.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: ealgeone

Then respectfully please do not pick an argument here please then. Thank-you.


35 posted on 04/06/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: FormerLib

What outrages me is the ugly need to disrupt people in prayer.


37 posted on 04/06/2014 3:08:58 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: BipolarBob

Picking arguments with those who are trying in not loving or Christian at all.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 3:10:34 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BipolarBob

No errors at all. There is still praying to the Lord.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 3:12:02 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BipolarBob; Biggirl; EagleOne
grievous error

1. Learn to behave with your "love". You have disrupted a prayer.

2. If you suspect error, find a suitable opportunity to ask why this community chose one prayer and not another. We are not children, especially not your children.

40 posted on 04/06/2014 3:12:26 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is not a “man made institution”

Really? What Catholic Church did Jesus pray at? Did He ever claim to be a Catholic or was he a practicing Jew? Did He keep the Sabbath holy or did he observe Sunday? What was the example Jesus left us that we may emulate?

41 posted on 04/06/2014 3:15:17 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: ealgeone
I think BipolarBob well understands the prayer....it's a prayer to Mary and is not Biblical.

The bible does give us a perfect example of those who worship a deity other than God...

Act_19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
Act_19:35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

Are we not to warn the people who worship the queen of heaven???

Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

God will not share glory with anyone, including the mother of Jesus, Mary...

42 posted on 04/06/2014 3:25:29 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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