Akathist to the Merciful Savior: Healer of the Wounds of American Slavery
A prayer service written in the traditional form of the Orthodox Christian akathist, with 13 sections. Each one is dedicated to the common experience of captive Africans or Native Americans or to specific lives that shone for their especial dedication to Jesus Christ.
“O Lord, who didst will to be sold for thirty pieces of silver in Thy plan for the redemption of all the sons of Noah, thus removing the shame of the African sold into bondage in the American lands, trusting in Thy boundless compassion we cry out to Thee: Remember, O Merciful Savior, the souls of those who died in bitter bondage, and hear the intercessions of Thine American saints, both known and unknown.”
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