Prayer service for the bestowing of scout awards

PRIEST: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages.

 

PEOPLE: Amen. Chant the Apolytikion of: The Exaltation of the Cross (Chi Rho) Saint George (Medal of Saint George) Pentecost (Alpha Omega)

 

DEACON: In peace let us pray to the Lord.

 

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

 

DEACON: Again, we pray for all devout and Orthodox Christians.

 

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

 

DEACON: Again we pray for our Archbishop (N.), and all our brotherhood in Christ.

 

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

 

DEACON: Again we pray for our country, the President, our armed forces, and all who are in civic authority.

 

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

 

DEACON: Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, safekeeping, protection, pardon and remission of sins of the servant (handmaid) of God __________ as he (she) completes his (her) study and is awarded the (St. George, Chi Rho, Alpha Omega) Award medal.

 

PEOPLE: Lord, have mercy.

 

PRIEST: For You are a merciful and loving God, and to You we offer glory: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.

 

DEACON: Let us pray to the Lord.

 

PEOPLE: Lord have mercy.

 

PRIEST: Christ our God, we seek your blessing this day upon your servant (handmaid) __________ who has completed the requirements of the Eastern Orthodox Commission on Scouting and is found worthy to wear the _________ Medal. Becoming more aware of God’s presence in his (her) daily life, especially through things done both in the Church and in the home, the emblem he (she) will wear symbolizes the name of Christ. Furthermore, it bears witness that ___________, a distinguished member of the Boy Scouts of America (Girl Scouts of the USA), is a faithful Orthodox Christian steward. In presenting this award, we offer our prayers for _______________ through the intercessions of our matron, Saint Anna, and Saint ____________ who is commemorated today. For to you is due all glory, honor and worship, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

 

PEOPLE: Amen.

 

PRIEST: Worthy! (after pinning the medal on the uniform)

 

PEOPLE: Worthy!

 

PRIEST: Through the prayers of our holy Master, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us.

 

PEOPLE: Amen.