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NEW YORK: May 17, 2008
The Council of Bishops Issues the Form of Commemoration of the New Primate of the Russian Church Abroad 

At the Proskomedia: 

Remember, O Lord, our great lord and father Alexei, the Most-holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; and our lord the Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; and our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend NN, (Archbishop/Bishop) of NN, the honorable priesthood, the diaconate in Christ, and all the clerical rank (if in a monastery: Archimandrite, or Abbot NN.) and all our brethren, which Thou hast called into Thy communion, by Thy kindheartedness, O All-good Master. 
 

At the Great Litany (instead of “For the Orthodox Episcopate. . .”): 

For our great lord and father, His Holiness Patriarch Alexei; for our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; for our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend (Archbishop/Bishop) NN; for the venerable priesthood, the diaconate in Christ, for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord.

For this land, its authorities, and all who in faith and piety dwell therein, and in every land, let us pray to the Lord.

For the God-preserved Russian Land and its Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

That He may deliver His people from enemies both visible and invisible, and confirm in us oneness of mind, brotherly love and piety, let us pray to the Lord. 
 

At the Augmented Litany (instead of “For the Orthodox Episcopate. . .”): 

Again we pray for our great lord and father, His Holiness Patriarch Alexei; for our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; for our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend (Archbishop/Bishop) NN; and for all our brethren in Christ.

Again we pray for this land, its authorities, and all who in faith and piety dwell therein, and in every land.

Again we pray for the God-preserved Russian Land and its Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, and for their salvation.

Again we pray to the Lord our God that He may deliver His people from enemies both visible and invisible, and confirm in us oneness of mind, brotherly love and piety. 

At the Great Entrance, at “Among the first. . .”, and at the Many Years at the end of the service (instead of “The Orthodox Episcopate”): 

Our great lord and father Alexei, the Most-holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; and our lord the Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; and our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend NN, (Archbishop/Bishop) of San Francisco and Western America may the Lord God remember in His Kingdom, always now and unto the ages of ages, Amen.

The God-preserved Russian Land and its Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, this land, its authorities, and all who in faith and piety dwell therein, and in every land, may the Lord God remember in His Kingdom, always now and unto the ages of ages, Amen. 

At “Among the first. . .”: 

Among the first, remember, O Lord, our great lord and father Alexei, the Most-holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; and our lord the Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; and our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend NN, (Archbishop/Bishop) of NN, whom do Thou grant unto Thy holy churches, in peace, safety, honor, health, and length of days, rightly dividing the word of Thy truth. 

At the “Many Years” at the end of services: 

Our great lord and father Alexei, the Most-holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; / our lord the Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; / and our lord the (Most/Right) Reverend NN, (Archbishop/Bishop) of NN; / this land, Its authorities and armed forces / the God-preserved Russian Land and its Orthodox people both in the homeland and in the diaspora, / the parishioners of this holy (temple/monastery),  and all Orthodox Christians / the Lord preserve for many years. 

Corresponding changes are to be made to all of the other litanies and services.