Prayer for Peace Memorial Day 2024 is on Sunday, May 26, 2024: Eastern Orthodox prayers?
Sunday, May 26, 2024 is Prayer for Peace Memorial Day 2024. 24 hour prayer Begin the day with Morning Prayer and end the day with Night Prayer.
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The memorial service contains prayers for the departed. These are done at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy at (nominally) three days and 40 days after death, and then annually for as long as the family keeps up with them.
A small sample of the prayers in that service :
Among the spirits of the righteous perfected in faith, give rest, O Savior, to the soul of Your servant. Bestow upon it the blessed life which is from You, O loving Lord.
Within Your peace, O Lord, where all Your Saints repose, give rest also to the soul of Your servant, for You alone are Immortal.
O Savior, You are our God who descended into Hades and delivered from suffering those who were bound there. Grant rest also to the soul of Your servant.
Most pure and spotless Virgin, who ineffably gave birth to God, intercede with Him for the salvation of the soul of your servant.
The Orthodox Church has never made a firm doctrinal statement about the possibility of the change of the state of the soul after death. "Beyond what we find in these sources [the services - OPsaltis], what happens to the souls of the departed is among the many theologoumena of the Church. A theologoumenon is an open theological question to which there are no official answers or doctrinal
pronouncements" , says Praxis magazine, a magazine dedicated to practical Orthodox Christian living. Especially enlightening is the section on prayers for the dead -- biblical basis, early church practice.
Are you ready for Memorial Day?
Hi. Good morning Ray, it's a blessing to see you around. Very touching words , the imagery is great and so are your word choices. My love and deep sentiment to all of the family that have lost so many love ones in all of the wars and Terrorists attacks all over the World. Remembering the lost ones.
A time for picnics, time off work
Vacations and the "Indy"
A holiday, too often times
We forget what it should be.
A time to pay respect to those
Who rallied to the battle cry
Who gave their lives for liberty
Those freedoms for you and I.
Such a waste of brave young souls
Some still struggling through their youth
Who faced and fell willingly
Before wartime's awful truth.
So as we share this holiday
With our friends or family
Take a moment to give thanks to
Those who died so we'd stay free.
Let us strive for world peace
For the end of greed and hate
For next time, after "the war"
It just may be too damned late.
Will George Bush say extra prayers on Memorial Day for all the soldiers he killed needlessly in Iraq?
Why is everyone still focused on George Bush? He's been out of office for three years and yes he made some mistakes, but Obama changed his campaign speech from "we'll clean this right up" to "It's going to take some time". How about Obama sending fifty thousand troops to Afghanistan about a year a go? and how about him crushing our relationship with Israel.. and at least Bush visited/praised his troops, Obama hasn't done anything except gloat and take all credit that he "killed" Bin Laden. I'm assuming you overlooked the intelligence we've been doing for the past year to lead him to it.
@ G.W. I've lost A LOT of friends in the Iraq war, and while its hard to be told, as a parent, that your son or daughter died, not one of them blames Bush. They signed up knowing that they may one day have to give up their lives, and some of them did. Technically, the Iraq war lasted only 23 days..the rest were just peace keeping operations. I had about six or seven friends over in Iraq, and three came back. They told me this: "Politics doesn't matter when you're fighting for something you've tooken for granted".