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The Greek word "litania" 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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