The Gospel tells of the case of Jesus healing ten lepers , of whom only one returned to thank Him ; for which he was acquitted , and those - condemned. So that we will not be among open to the charge of God , the Church offers to follow the example of the ten lepers through participation in a thanksgiving prayer . This brief service , committed on behalf of the community of believers or privately from each of them for any good deed of God .
How to order a thanksgiving service?
The procedure for filing requires (demands) for a thanksgiving service common to all prayers.
- We need to come to the temple and give your order in form of a note svechnitse ( worker sold in the church shop books and office supplies ) by paying a certain sum - donation. It's good to be at the same time specifically to buy candles that light the way before the Savior just before the prayer service .
- You can write a note in advance at home on normal paper size of a quarter sheet of A4 or half tetrad . Or you can do it right in the temple. Now almost all of them in a specially designated place are printing blank forms on all needful and an arsenal of pens ( but in any case have one more with him ) . If for any reason you can not write a note to yourself , ask for you to do it the same svechnitsu or any of the parishioners.
- In the title write "Prayer of thanksgiving."
- Below are the genitive names of those from whom brought thanks to: (from) Olga , Irina , Nicholas , and so . D . ( Excuse not necessary to write ) . It can be as few as one person , and , most importantly, thanks to each of them was conscious . Names are specified , the data in Baptism , such as the need to write Svetlana Fotini and written columns: one line - one name .
- If the list contains the clergy ( monks , priests ) , they decided to write the first and indicating rank, it can be abbreviated. Instead of " priest" is spelled " Priest ", for example : Jer. Alexis Deacon . Eugene, Archbishop . Ambrose , Hieromonk . Nectar and so on.
- It is allowed , but not required , to add to the names of worldly "status" : Neg. ( the boy ) , pp. ( aching ) , neprazd . ( not idle , pregnant ) , Zabol . ( misguided ) , soldier ( the soldiers ) . But popular postscript p . B. ( servant of God ), which is so obvious , is superfluous , it is not necessary to write .
- In no case can not specify nicknames animals!
For all unrepugnant Christian precepts.
What's the most important thing in a thanksgiving prayer service?
- Awareness , voluntary and personal presence on thanking prayer service . Remember : Healing a leper himself came and fell at the feet of the Savior , and did not expect that someone will do it for him. However, for example , bedridden person can ask someone to order a thanksgiving service in the church by correspondence on behalf of , or at least invite a priest to the house for a fee .
- Do not be late.
- Do not stand idly by in the service of " candlesticks " - it's your turn to God ! - Listened to the words of prayer , to delve into the meaning , mentally pronounces them together with the priest . If the church- Slavic language quite unusual for you , take the trouble to preview the course , and the text of the prayer service . Now it is quite possible to do , ask for help at least to the Internet.
Who can order a thanksgiving service?
So order a thanksgiving service (as opposed to the sacraments), any person, to feel such a need.