Prayer to the Holy & Right-believing Prince Peter & Princess Fevronia
For Inclusion at Liturgical Services and to be Read at the Conclusion of the Divine Liturgy On the Holy Couple’s Day of Commemoration
O great favorites of God and all-wondrous wonderworkers, right-believing Price Peter and Princess Febronia, intercessors for the city of Murom, preservers of honorable marriage and diligent advocates for all of us before the Lord! In the days of your earthly life ye showed forth a model of piety, Christian love and fidelity one to another, and thereby glorified lawful and blessed marriage. Wherefore, we have recourse unto you and pray with mighty zeal: Offer your holy supplications unto the Lord God for us sinners, and ask for us all things of goodly benefit to our souls and bodies: right faith, good hope, unfeigned love, unshakable piety, success in good works*; and by your supplications grant even more unto those united by the bond of matrimony chastity, love for one another in the bond of peace, oneness of mind of souls and bodies, an unsullied marriage bed, an undisgraced sojourn, long-lived progeny, the favor of children, homes full of goodness, and the imperishable crown everlasting glory in eternal life. Yea, O holy wonderworkers, disdain not our prayers which are offered unto you with compunction, but be ye our faithful helpers before the Lord, and vouchsafe that through your intercession we may receive eternal salvation and inherit the kingdom of heaven, that we may glorify the ineffable love for mankind of God Who is worshiped in Trinity – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – unto ages of ages. Amin.
*If a service of supplication is being offered for those preparing to enter into matrimony, the following phrase of the prayer is recited in the following redaction:
and by your supplications grant even more unto those who are about to be united in the bond of matrimony chastity, fidelity to one another, mutual love in the bond of peace, oneness of mind of souls and bodies, an undisgraced sojourn, and the imperishable crown of everlasting glory in eternal life.
Supplementary Petitions for the Augmented Litany
At the Divine Liturgy
- Again we pray that Thy people may keep this commandment: What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder; and that the churches of their homes may be granted indestructible might and an abundance of love unfeigned;
- Again we pray for the preservation of the wedded bond of Thy servants in peace and oneness of mind, in piety and purity;
- Again we pray that Thy people may be gladdened by the sight of sons and daughters, that our nation may increase, and that Thy blessing may be an inheritance therein unto generation and generation.