Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
345 Ridge Rd, Lansing, NY
Orthodox Church in America
Prayer List

Listed here are the names of these whom we have been asked to pray for, both living and reposed.  If you would like to add a name to the list, please email them to office@HolyApostlesLansing.org.

Living

Apr Timothy H
Apr Herman S
Apr Sergius K
Apr Thomas E
Apr Stephen M
Apr John R
Apr Patrick C
Pr Adam S & Angie
Mother Raphaela
Mother Christophora
Mat Joanna B
Mat Katya
Mat Mary G
Khouria Lynn
Mat Rebekah
Pani Amy
Joshua
Brittany
Gretchen
Marianne
Terrence
Helen
Judy
Mary & Susan
John & Carmine
Nathan
Leah
Helen
Lindsey
Elizabeth
Mary
Joe A
Daniel
Andrew & family
Carol
Elizabeth
David
Shirley
Christina
Jim & Kim
Rachel
Constantine & Maria
Gaetan
Christine
Samuel
Lisa
Lyudmila
Nickolay
Anetta
Zachary
Helena
Natasha, Lena, Vera, Sergei
Caleb
Danielle
Larry, Mark, Katie
Ann
Dorothy

Ronald
Sheryl & Lacey
Alexander, Angela, Anton

Peter
Gregory & Ann
Raymond
Vincent
Photini
Robert
Steven, Stephanie, and family
Dianna
Elizabeth
John
Felicia
Tom
Vladimir
Lou
Olga
Seraphim & Anna
Micah, Danielle, & Family
Children: Anthony, Mia, Isabel, Bear, Victoria, Iva Bell, Panagiotis, Ada, Grace, Elias, Jack, Everett



Prayer

"He who is able to pray correctly, even if he is the poorest of all people, is essentially the richest. And he who does not have proper prayer, is the poorest of all, even if he sits on a royal throne."  - St John Chrysostom

Prayer is the elevation of the mind and the heart to God in praise, in thanksgiving, and in petition for the spiritual and material goods we need.  Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to enter into our inner room and there pray to God the Father in secret. This inner room means the heart, the core of our being.  

The Apostle Paul says that we must always pray in our spirit.  He commands prayer for all Christians without exception and asks us to pray unceasingly.

Orthodox Christians engage in both corporate and personal prayer.  One’s individual prayer life is balanced with participation in the liturgical services of the Church where the whole community gathers for prayer and worship.

For more on prayer, go to this link.
Reposed

Apr John U
Priest Matthew
Priest John
Apr Alexander
Priest Ronald 
Priest William
Pdn Gregory
Dn Mark
Rdr Gregory
Sister Theophano
Daniel
Ada
Lillian
Joseph
Marie
Joseph
Laura
Martha
Stanley
Taissia
SteluĊ£a
Theophan
Lynda
Florence
James
James R
Vasily
Mordecai
Alexandr
Ron
John
Eleanor
Harold
Alfred
Edward
Michael
Mat Julianna
Mario
Robert
James
Wilhelmina
Barbara
Jeff
Ivanna
Walter
Martha




Praying for the Dead

The question has often been asked: "I am interested in what I understand to be an Orthodox tradition/custom of prayers, etc. on anniversaries of the death of a loved one. Any information would be very much appreciated."

Fr John Matusiak answers: "While there are a number of variations depending on place and time, in general prayers for the departed are offered immediately upon the death of an Orthodox Christian:

       There is a special Rite for the Parting of the Soul from the Body which may be celebrated at the moment of death.

       During the period of time between the actual death and burial: Special services for the departed, variously known as the “Panikhida,” “Parastas,” “Pomen,” “Mnemosyno,” etc. are celebrated as the time of the Funeral Service approaches. In some traditions the Divine Liturgy is also celebrated on the morning of burial, in which case the Funeral Service is often celebrated the preceding night. A brief “Panikhida,” sometimes called a “Litiya,” is celebrated at the burial site, followed the prayers for the “sealing” of the grave.

For the rest of the answer, go to this link.