Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
* The Greek word "litania" λιτανεία means "supplication."
* The litanies are "prayers" that are recited or sung by the priest, deacons and people, during the liturgies, such as:
1- Clergymen and Fathers' litany.
2- Deceased litany.
3- Location litany.
4- Water, plants or fruits litany.
5- Sick litany.
6- Oblation litany.
7- Travelers litany.
* The church asks her Christ on behalf of everyone, (and every thing,) in need to Him, and for all the world's needs.
* As an example, when the deacon asks the people to pray for the sick persons, every person has to remember the names of the sick and pray for them secretly.
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