Prayer in Lazarianism

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Within the traditions of the [[Lazarianism | Church of Lazarius]], the '''rites of prayer''' are a series of rituals that are commonly without great fancy but steeped in tradition.  The beliefs and practices of prayer within the faith are ones which have remained virtually unaltered for untold centuries.
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Within the traditions of the [[Lazarian Orkanan | United Lazarian Congregations of Auresia]], the '''rites of prayer''' are a series of rituals that are commonly without great fancy but steeped in tradition.  The beliefs and practices of prayer within the faith are ones which have remained virtually unaltered for untold centuries.
==Overview==
==Overview==
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==Forms==
==Forms==
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At the open and close of chapel, the prelate will call the congregation to prayer by invoking the Canticle of Communion - "''And as the Prophets taught us, so inspired by our Maker, let us call upon the divine Grace of our Master above and beg His sufferance to hear our prayers.''"
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At the open and close of chapel, the prelate will call the congregation to prayer by invoking the Canticle of Communion - "''And as the Exemplars taught us, so inspired by our faith, let us call upon the divine Grace of our Master above and beg His sufferance to hear our prayers.''"
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After typically two minutes of contemplative prayer, the prelate will move into the vocal prayer by invoking the Canticle of Collective Calling - "''O Maker Most Holy, whose Presence among us brings the countenance of the Divine; and whose Grace warms our souls and hears our simple prayers, hear us now...''".
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After typically two minutes of contemplative prayer, the prelate will move into the vocal prayer by invoking the Canticle of Collective Calling - "''O Vind Most High, whose Presence among us brings the countenance of the Divine; and whose Grace warms our souls and hears our simple prayers, hear us now...''".
The prelate will then openly pray while the congregation follows along silently.  They will pray in a traditional order for each of the following.  Those in pain, mourning loss or welcoming new birth into their family are called by name.
The prelate will then openly pray while the congregation follows along silently.  They will pray in a traditional order for each of the following.  Those in pain, mourning loss or welcoming new birth into their family are called by name.
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* The Church
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* The Congregations
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** "''Vouchsafe thine blessing, O Mighty Maker, upon the Church and upon its faithful, that we may prosper and spread the joys of your teachings...''"
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** "''Vouchsafe thine blessing, O mighty Vind, upon these Congregations and upon the faithful, that we may prosper and spread the joys of your teachings...''"
* The Nation
* The Nation
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** "''Shine your Grace upon our land, O Merciful Maker, that we may feed and clothe our wards, and care for our homes, and give thanks for your blessings that grant us such...''"
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** "''Shine your Grace upon our land, O merciful Vind, that we may feed and clothe our wards, and care for our homes, and give thanks for your blessings that grant us such...''"
* The Ill & Injured
* The Ill & Injured
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** "''Cast the warmth of your Love upon these who suffer illness or injury, O Divine Maker, and remind them and all of us that you do not forsake them in their pain...''"
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** "''Cast the warmth of your Love upon these who suffer illness or injury, O great Vind, and remind them and all of us that you do not forsake them in their pain...''"
* Those Passed On
* Those Passed On
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** "''We mourn the loss but celebrate the passing of our beloved, O Maker, who have gone back into your Eternal Presence now, to share in Glory and know eternal peace...''"
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** "''We mourn the loss but celebrate the passing of our beloved, O Vind, who have gone back into your Eternal Presence now, to share in Glory and know eternal peace...''"
* Those Welcoming Anew
* Those Welcoming Anew
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** "''With the marvel of new life, Maker Most High, we are reminded of Your beautiful handiwork, and how the very threads of life are woven by Your Immaculate fingers...''"
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** "''With the marvel of new life, Vind Most High, we are reminded of Your beautiful handiwork, and how the very threads of life are woven by Your Immaculate fingers...''"
If there are none who list among the ill and injured, those passed on or those welcoming anew, the prelate will instead offer prayer for the continued health and welfare of all.
If there are none who list among the ill and injured, those passed on or those welcoming anew, the prelate will instead offer prayer for the continued health and welfare of all.
[[Category:Lazarianism]]
[[Category:Lazarianism]]

Latest revision as of 20:08, 12 October 2019

Within the traditions of the United Lazarian Congregations of Auresia, the rites of prayer are a series of rituals that are commonly without great fancy but steeped in tradition. The beliefs and practices of prayer within the faith are ones which have remained virtually unaltered for untold centuries.

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Overview

The prayer of Lazarian chapel is a straightforward method which inculcates the two most basic systems of prayer common to many faiths. These are the contemplative prayer and the vocal prayer. Throughout the days between chapel, a prelate is not only expected but required to ensure the welfare of their flock by visiting those in suffering or those in mourning, and to celebrate and share the joy of those whose families welcome new ones among them.

Forms

At the open and close of chapel, the prelate will call the congregation to prayer by invoking the Canticle of Communion - "And as the Exemplars taught us, so inspired by our faith, let us call upon the divine Grace of our Master above and beg His sufferance to hear our prayers."

Contemplative

After the Canticle, the prelate and congregation will bow their heads with closed eyes and pray quietly. During this time, the Lazarian offers up their troubles and worries, their well wishes for those ill or injured and asks blessing. This is a sacred pause within the chapel, as it is a moment when the faithful share their thoughts with none but the Divine.

Vocal

After typically two minutes of contemplative prayer, the prelate will move into the vocal prayer by invoking the Canticle of Collective Calling - "O Vind Most High, whose Presence among us brings the countenance of the Divine; and whose Grace warms our souls and hears our simple prayers, hear us now...".

The prelate will then openly pray while the congregation follows along silently. They will pray in a traditional order for each of the following. Those in pain, mourning loss or welcoming new birth into their family are called by name.

  • The Congregations
    • "Vouchsafe thine blessing, O mighty Vind, upon these Congregations and upon the faithful, that we may prosper and spread the joys of your teachings..."
  • The Nation
    • "Shine your Grace upon our land, O merciful Vind, that we may feed and clothe our wards, and care for our homes, and give thanks for your blessings that grant us such..."
  • The Ill & Injured
    • "Cast the warmth of your Love upon these who suffer illness or injury, O great Vind, and remind them and all of us that you do not forsake them in their pain..."
  • Those Passed On
    • "We mourn the loss but celebrate the passing of our beloved, O Vind, who have gone back into your Eternal Presence now, to share in Glory and know eternal peace..."
  • Those Welcoming Anew
    • "With the marvel of new life, Vind Most High, we are reminded of Your beautiful handiwork, and how the very threads of life are woven by Your Immaculate fingers..."

If there are none who list among the ill and injured, those passed on or those welcoming anew, the prelate will instead offer prayer for the continued health and welfare of all.

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