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MOSCOW: December 26, 2008
Litany of Fervent Supplication Approved By the Holy Synod To Be Intoned During Augmented Litany of Divine Liturgy In the Churches of the Russian Orthodox Church Until the Conclusion of the Local Council [Pomestny Sobor]

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, which convened on December 24, 2008, approved and confirmed the text of a supplication proposed by the Preparatory Commission for the Local Council, to be intoned in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church during augmented litany of Divine Liturgy until the conclusion of the Council.

Look down, O all-good Master, upon the forthcoming Council of Thine archpastors, pastors and faithful children, that in well-pleasing fashion they may undertake to set our Church in good order; grant them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of the fear of God, the spirit of piety and zeal for the glory of Thy holy name; and preserve     them from all temptations, impediments and divisions, that in love and oneness of mind they may freely perform the election of the Primate of our Church: we beseech Thee, O     most compassionate Lord: hearken and have mercy.