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This, then, is the aim of the Liturgy: that we should return to the world with the doors of our perceptions cleansed. We should return to the world after the Liturgy, seeing Christ in every human person, especially in those who suffer.

   Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia

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Sisters and Brothers,
Let us raise our voices to God in prayer.

Lord Have Mercy. Kyrie Eleison. Gospodi Pomiluj.

We believe that God is merciful.

We believe that God loves all of creation.

We believe God is the God of all.

We believe that we are called to be the Children of God - each and every one of us.

We believe that the Spirit of God is a spirit of love.

We believe that Jesus calls us to a path of love.

A path of forgiveness.

A path of peace.

May almighty God grant us the strength to follow the paths of peace and justice.

Our God who loves all, bless each of us.

God who is the author not of war, but of peace, grant us the peace that the world cannot give.

We ask this in the Name of God, + Creator of all, + Eternal Word, and + Holy Spirit now and forever unto the ages of ages.


+ Stephen Duncan, OCCA Bishop in Galveston
+ Anthony (Edmund) Kubiak, OCCA Bishop in Ellisville
+ John Newbauer, OCCA Bishop in Fort Wayne
+ Elizabeth (Lynn) Walker, OCCA Bishop in New York City

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We are a small predominately Western Rite orthodox jurisdiction whose members are a diverse group of men and women who have responded to a call to live the gospel in an American way, praying for one another and ministering to those who hunger for God wherever they may be found. Our clergy are women and men called to sacramental ministry in a myriad of settings which include parishes, hospitals, nursing homes, jails, prisons, spirituality centers, social centers and home churches. All are welcome.

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Orthodox Catholic Church Of America
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