Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Maronite Year LXXXI

Since last Sunday was the last Sunday of the Maronite liturgical year, and this is the last significant feast after the last Sunday, this is the last post in this series; we have gone an entire year around the Maronite calendar.

Feast of All Souls
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Luke 16:19-31

O Holy Lord, on the day of judgment,
when those on the right receive their reward,
when those on the left discover their shame,
when the fire of judgment divides the two,
bringing enlightenment to the elect
and darkness and flame to the unrighteous,
so all receive their right inheritance,
may the faithful meet You with bright faces
and dwell in light in heavenly mansions,
in Zion's eternal sanctuary,
in Jerusalem, the city of saints.
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
may they through baptism merit Your glory,
and through love pouring down see Your true face.
Through Your endless mercies, pardon their faults,
clothe them with the appearance of angels,
array them with the honor of martyrs,
that they may offer praise to Your great name,
singing before You with joyous faces.

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