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Prostrations & Readings for the Holy Great Lent 2011

St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church invites you to join us in prayers accompanied by kneeling as part of our personal prayer at home on the morning of every day of the Holy Great Lent for the year 2011:

  • O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, keep the peace of the one holy Catholic and apostolic church.
  • O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, keep the life of our father the patriarch Pope Shenouda the 3rd, our fathers the Metropolitans, the Bishops, the Priests and the monks, and our brethren the Deacons. Support them all in their service.
  • O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, remember and heal the sick of Your people, save those who are troubled and those who are in hardships. Those who are sadden and in sufferings, grant them peace and fill their hearts with joy and gladness.
  • O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, remember the stray and the unbelievers, bring them back, and reveal Your love to all people.
  • O my Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who fasted for my sake, give me to forgive those who trespass against me. Grant me a Holy and acceptable fast before You. Support me in my struggle for salvation, and have mercy on me, your sinful servant.

Additional prayers and kneeling may be added as per the needs of each individual, only with the prior arrangement with the father of confession.

“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

“Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” (Deuteronomy 8:3)

Appropriate readings from the Holy Bible during Great Lent – The Deuterocanonical Books:

  1. Tobit (14 Chapters)
  2. Judith (16 Chapters)
  3. Esther (7 Chapters)
  4. Wisdom (19 Chapters)
  5. Sirach (51 Chapters)
  6. Baruch (6 Chapters)
  7. Daniel (2 Chapters)
  8. 1st Maccabees (16 Chapters)
  9. 2nd Maccabees (15 Chapters)

Please Note: Three chapters are to be read each day from Monday February 28th up until Palm Sunday on April 17th.

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