The Way Home. Issue -12.10.2  [01Jun05]
PRAYERS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
SUNDAY OF PENTECOST - VESPERS PRAYERS
   

     After the Liturgy on "The Decent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostoles" (also known as "The Pentacost" or "The Holy Trinity") the Vespers are being served at which three prayers are read, while the priest and the whole congregation kneel. The prayers were written by St. Basil the Great (329-379).
     In the first prayer we are confessing our sins to the Heavenly Father and are asking Him forgiveness.
     In the second prayer we are asking the Lord for the gift of Holy Spirit.
     In the third prayer we are asking the Lord to lay to rest the souls of our departed relatives.
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