Non-Orthodox Victims Whose Surviving Spouses are Orthodox Christians
Orthodox reposed can be commemorated in the proskimidie (preparation service before Divine Liturgy) and in panakhida services.
This prayer is said in the Funeral and other commemorations for the dead by the priest. In public prayers in the temple, only Orthodox Christians are commemorated, but in private, it is good for any Orthodox Christians to say this prayer for his loved ones.
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death, and overthrown the devil, and given life to Thy world: Do Thou, Thyself, or Lord give rest to the soul(s) of Thy departed servant(s) _____,
in a place of light, a place of green pasture, a place of repose, whence all sickness, sorrow and sighing are fled away. Pardon every sin committed by him (her,them), in word, deed or thought, in that Thou art a good God, the Lover of mankind; For there is no man that liveth and sinneth not, for Thou alone art without sin, Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Thy Word in Truth.
For Thou art the Resurrection, and the Life, and the repose of Thy departed servant(s) _____,
O Christ our God, and to Thee we send up glory, together with Thine unoriginate Father, and Thy most holy and good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
Priest Seraphim Holland 2011. St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas
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