Intercession – Ulster Saints

The following intercession is used during a Litiya (Entreaty) at a Vigil, or during a Festal or Sunday Mattins.

Save, O God, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance;
visit Thy world with mercy and compassions;
exalt the horn of Orthodox Christians, and send down upon us Thy rich mercies:
by the intercessions of our most pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary;
by the power of the honourable and life-creating Cross;
by the protection of the honourable, bodiless Powers of Heaven;
by the supplications of the honourable, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John;
of the holy, glorious and all-famed Apostles, Peter and Paul the chiefs, and all the Twelve and the Seventy;
of our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and oecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom;
of Athanasius, Cyril and John the Almsgiver, patriarchs of Alexandria;
of Nicolas of Myra in Lycia, the Wonderworker;
of Patrick of Armagh, the Enlightener of Ireland;
of Columbanus of Bangor, the Enlightener of Western Europe, and Gall of Bangor, the Apostle to Switzerland;
of Columcille of Derry and Iona, the Apostle to Scotland;
of the holy, glorious Great Martyrs George the Trophy-bearer, Demetrius the myrrh-streaming, and Theodore the Recruit;
of the sacred Martyrs Ignatius of Antioch and Polycarp of Smyrna;
of the holy Women-Martyrs Barbara, Catherine, Irene, and Lucy;
of the 900 Martyrs of Bangor and all who suffered at the hands of the Northmen;
of the New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke and those who have shone forth under the oppression of the atheists;
of the new venerable martyrs the Grand Duchess Elisabeth and Barbara;
of our venerable and God-bearing Fathers Anthony the Great, Sabbas the Sanctified, Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, John Cassian the Roman, and Vincent of Lerins;
of Comgall of Bangor and Natalis, the fathers of monks;
of the holy Abbots Merryn, Saran, Sillan, and Riagail of Bangor;
of Maelrubha of Bangor and Applecross;
of Finian, Beoghan and Cronan of Moville, Mochaoi and Cuimmen of Nendrum;
of Biu of Inch Island, Cowey of the Ards Peninsula, Duinsech of Dunsay Island, and Eoin of St John’s Point;
of Dichu of Saul, Loarn of Downpatrick, Colman of Kilclief, Temnen of Magheralin, and Donard the Hermit of Maghera;
of Colman of Dromore, Luighbe and Cummin of Drumbo;
of Laiseran of Holywood, Molioba of Knockbreda, and Nasad, Beoad and Mellan the Hermits;
of Seighin and Cummin of Rathlin Island;
of Ailill, Benen and Dubtach of Armagh, and Winoc of Tynan;
of Eoghan of Ardstraw, Faeldobhair and Maccarthen of Clogher, and Colum of Donoughmore;
of Baithen of Donegal and Iona,of Brecan and Sillan of Moville, Beoc of Lough Derg, Aedh the Deacon of Clonmany;
Ainmire of Inishowen, and Ernan of Tory Island;
of Muadan of Errigal, Felimy of Kilmore, and Ernin of Enniskeen;
of our venerable Mothers Mary of Egypt, Macrina, and Brigid of Kildare;
of the holy Virgins Trea of Derry, Darerca of Killeavy, Thiu of Rubane on the Ards Peninsula, Damhnat of Monaghan, and Ergnada;
of the holy unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, and Panteleimon the Great Martyr;
of John of Kronstadt, John of Shanghai the Wonderworker, and Xenia of Petersburg, the Fools-for-Christ;
of (the saints of the day);
of the holy and righteous ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, and of all Thy saints:
we beseech Thee Thou greatly merciful God, hearken unto us sinners who pray unto Thee and have mercy on us.