KGB pressure Orthodox not to venerate Soviet-era martyrs

Our Orthodox brethern need our help! Let us pray for them, and for their persecutors.

As we pray during Sunday Orthros:

Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. Grant victory to the Orthodox over their adversaries and guard your commonwealth with your cross.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

                 You were lifted up upon the cross of your own will, Christ                          our God. Grant your mercy upon the people that bear your                          name. In your strength make glad the Orthodox, giving them                          victory over their adversaries. May they have your alliance                        as a weapon of peace, and an invincible trophy.

                                      Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

                                      O awesome and ever present protection, do not overlook,                          O gracious one, our supplications. Most‑praised Theotokos,                          establish the Orthodox people, save those whom you have                          called to govern and grant them victory from above, for                        you, blessed one, have given birth to God.

This certainly is a source of concern. I agree, let us pray along.
Any further development on this since this thread was started?

**As we pray during Sunday Orthros: **

Not just Sunday, but Daily as well (in those churches that do the Royal Beginning of Matins/Orthros.)

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgives us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen. :signofcross:

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