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Great Feast of Pentecost - Monday after - Vespers - Kneeling Prayers
Three "Kneeling Prayers" are done during the Vespers of the Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost on the evening of the Great Feast of Pentecost.
The "Kneeling Prayers" ask the Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ to send the Holy God the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity upon us, to empower us to do His will in all aspects of our lives.
These prayers are called "Kneeling Prayers" because they mark the first time we kneel after the 50-day celebration of the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha. Kneeling is forbidden during this 50-day celebration.
There are several prayers before "Kneeling Prayers". The priest, cantor, and people do not kneel until the beginning of the first "Kneeling Prayer". The priest says "Again and again on bent knees let us pray to the Lord." Everyone kneels. After the kneeling prayer, everyone stands for the short prayers between each "Kneeling Prayer". This process is done three times. There are several prayers after the "Kneeling Prayers".
Some parishes do the "Kneeling Prayers" at the end of the Divine Liturgy on the the Great Feast of Pentecost or after a lucheon after the the Divine Liturgy on the the Great Feast of Pentecost.
Kneeling Prayers at Pentecost Saint Ann Melkite Catholic Church, West Patterson, NJ
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