Here are a few more ways to connect with the Church at this time.
1. Cantor Danielle Barkto's "Notes from the Kliros" (Get here: https://drive.google.com/…/1hsHqh9DULe7IIz-5XPxZ6II_Xi22YG…/)
2. Live-stream Divine Liturgy:
zoom.com Zoom Cloud Meeting, join meeting ID 474-048-3734
3. Two prayers that Metropolitan Gregory has asked the priest to insert into the Triple Litany:
Furthermore, we pray to You, O Lord, that You come to our aid now during the global spread of the Coronavirus, and be with the families of those who are sick and who have died. May the sick regain their strength and health, and as they worry and grieve, defend them from further illness and despair. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Give wisdom and strength to our President, our federal government, our state governments, together with the leaders of all nations, and give them foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they serve. Give them the added wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for and prevent future outbreaks. Let us all say: O Lord, hear us and have mercy.
Furthermore, we pray to You, O Lord, that You be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. We pray that You stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, we pray that You stay with us as we endure and mourn, prepare and persist. Let us all say: O Lord, hear us and have mercy.
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