Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturdays in Lent

On Saturdays in Great Lent we are supposed to visit the graves of our ancestors and pray for them. Today we visit my parents grave.

Into thy hands, 0 Lord, I commend the souls of thy servants Billy and Helen, and beseech thee to grant them rest in the place of thy rest, where all thy blessed Saints repose, and where the light of thy countenance shineth forever. And I beseech thee also to grant that our present lives may be godly, sober, and blame-less, that, we too may be made worthy to enter into thy heavenly Kingdom with those we love but see no Ion~r: for thou art the Resurrection, and the Life, and the Repose of thy departed servants, 0 Christ our God, and unto thee we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

2 comments:

Philippa said...

I'd like to visit my mother's grave but as she has been cremated and not yet buried (or should I say 'entombed') but her ashes remain on the kitchen chair where she always sat, there is no grave visiting going on.

Kyrie Elesion. Forgive my bitterness.

Mimi said...

May their Memories be Eternal.