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Litanies
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The Greek word "litania" means "supplication."

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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.

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The church asks her Christ on behalf of everyone, (and every thing,) in need to Him, and for all the world's needs.

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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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