"O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down
Death and overthrown the Devil, and given life unto Your
world, give, we beseech You, eternal rest to the soul of
Your departed servant, in a place of brightness, in a place
of verdure, in a place of repose, from whence all pain,
sorrow, and sighing, have fled away.
Pardon, we beseech You, every transgression which may
have been committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For
there is no man who lives and does not commit a sin. You
only are without sin, Your righteousness is everlasting, and
Your word is the Truth.
For You are the Resurrection, and the Life, and the
repose of Your departed servant, O Christ our God, and unto
You we ascribe glory, together with eternal the Father, and
Your Most Holy, and Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now and
forever, and for ages to come." Amen
"May our gracious and merciful Lord, who rose from the
dead, Christ, our True God, through the intercessions of His
Holy Mother and of all the Saints, establish the soul of His
departed servant in the mansions of the righteous; give rest
in the bosom of Abraham, and number his soul among the just,
and have mercy upon us and save us".
Eternal be Your memory.
These prayers are customarily read for 40 days after the
falling asleep of the servant of God. [Back to top]