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Encyclopedia > Paraklesis

Paraklesis in the Orthodox Christian Church, is a service of supplication for the welfare of the living. It is addressed to a specific Saint or to the Most Holy Theotokos whose intercessions are sought through the chanting of the supplicatory canon and other psalms and hymns. The most popular Paraklesis Service is that in which the supplicatory canon and other hymns are addressed to the Most Holy Theotokos.[1]


References

  1. ^ What is the Paraklesis?, St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood, 2006 [1]

External links

  • St. Raphael Clergy Brotherhood
  • The Service of the Small Paraklesis from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America website

 
 

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