Dear brothers and sisters, church life is an integral part of any Christian’s life. In the Church we have the opportunity to turn from our sins in the Sacrament of Confession and unite with our Lord Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Communion. But there are situations when it is temporarily not possible to come to the temple and participate in joint prayer. In these situations, in our temple you can submit a prayer request. Wherever you are, you can submit a prayer request, from any country.
The Orthodox prayer for the Living and Departed has several basic meanings.
- Firstly, this is a request to God for eternal and temporal earthly blessings.
- Secondly, this is our liturgical sacrifice (when during the proskomedia, particles are taken out for a person and requests for the Living and Departed are read)
- And thirdly, this is a temple sacrifice, which is expressed in a feasible donation for the needs of the temple.