Conclusion for annual services in the presence of the Bishop
Amen. Alleluia. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of all ages. Amen. We proclaim and say, our Lord Jesus Christ, Bless the air of heaven, bless the waters of the rivers, bless the seeds and the plants. May Your mercy and Your peace be a fortress to Your people. Save us and have mercy on us. You were granted Moses' grace, the priesthood of Melchizedek, the full age of Jacob, the longevity of Methuselah, the excellent understanding of David, the wisdom of Solomon, and the Spirit of Comfort Who descended upon the apostles. May the Lord keep the life of our honored Patriarch Abba Tawadros, and our honored Bishop Abba Serapion. May God confirm them on their thrones for many years and peaceful times, and subdue their enemies quickly under their feet. Ask Christ on our behalf to forgive us our sins, in peace, according to His great mercy. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless us. Amen. I offer my repentance, bless me, forgive me and say the blessing.