The Litany of the Saints


The following version of the litany was compiled by parishioners at St. John's. Names may be added or omitted, ad lib. Additional names may be taken from Lesser Feasts and Fasts and other sources. It is entirely appropriate to include the names of recently departed parishioners and others significant to the parish or locality. Saints are crowned in the hearts of the people, not in the rule books of Liturgical Commissions!

Leader: Lord, have mercy.

People: Christ, have mercy.

Leader: Lord, have mercy.

God, our Father in heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

People: Pray for us.

Holy Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael,
Holy Angels of God,
Holy Abraham and Sarah,
Holy Isaac,
Holy Rebeka,
Holy Jacob,
Holy Rachel,
Holy Moses and Aaron,
Holy Miriam,
Holy Joshua,
Holy Deborah,
Holy Gideon,
Holy Hannah,
Holy Jonathan and David,
Holy Elijah,
Holy Hosea and Amos,
Holy Micah,
Holy Daniel,
Holy Esther,
Holy Judith,
Holy Maccabees,
Holy Anna and Simeon,
Holy Zachariah,
Holy Elizabeth,
Holy Joachim and Anna,
Holy Joseph,
Holy John Baptist,
Saint Peter,
Saint Paul,
Saint Andrew,
Saint John,
Saint James,
Saint Thomas,
Saint Matthew,
Saint Philip,
Saint Bartholomew,
Saint Simon,
Saint Mary Magdalene,
Saints Martha and Mary,
Saint Joanna,
Saint Matthias,
Saint Stephen,
Saint Barnabas,
Saint Mark,
Saint Timothy,
Saint Lydia,
Saint Clement,
Saint Polycarp,
Saints Perpetua and Felicity,
Saint Agatha,
Saint Barbara ,
Saint Lawrence,
Saint Blaise,
Saints Cosmas and Damian,
Saint Lucy,
Saint George,
Saint Agnes,
Saint Ursula,
Saint Boniface,
Saint Stanislaus,
Saint Alban,
Saint Margaret,
Saint Thomas Becket,
Saint Thomas More,
Saint William Laud,
Martyrs of Japan,
Saint Alphege,
Martyrs of Lyons,
Martyrs of Uganda,
Saint Isaac Jogues,
Maximilian Kolbe,
James Hannington and Companions,
Jonathan Daniels,
Martin Luther King,
Oscar Romero,
Saint Basil,
Saint Gregory Nazianzus,
Saint Gregory of Nyssa,
Saint Athanasius,
Saint John Chrysostom,
Saith Ephrem,
Saint Ambrose,
Saint Monica,
Saint Augustine,
Saint Catherine of Siena,
Saint Teresa,
Saint Leo,
Saint Hilary,
Saint Alselm,
Saint Thomas Aquinas,
Saint Patrick,
Saint David,
Saint Martin,
Saint Nicholas,
Saint Anthony,
Saint Benedict ,
Saint Scholastica,
Saint Hilda,
Saint Bernard,
Saint Bruno,
Saint Aelred,
Saint Francis,
Saint Claire,
Saint Dominic,
Saint Gertrude,
Saint Rita,
Saint Elisabeth Seton,
Richard Meux Benson,
Saint Margaret,,
Saint Isadore,
Saint Louis,
Saint Bridget,
Saint Joan,
Saint Peter Claver,
Saint Martin de Porres,
Saint Rose of Lima,
Saint Julian,
Saint Vincent de Paul,
Saint Constance and her companions,
Saint Francis Cabrini,
James Otis Sargent Huntington,
Saint Gregory Illuminator,
Saint Spiridon,
Saints Cyril and Methodius,
Saint Sergius,
Saint Seraphim,
Saint Anskar,
Saint Augustine of Canterbury,
John Henry Hobart,
Charles Henry Brent,
Absalom Jones,
Thomas Bray,
George Herbert,
John and Charles Wesley,
Frederick Denison Maurice,
James Lloyd Breck,
William Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Law,
George Augustus Selwyn,
Jackson Kemper,
Joseph Butler,
Bernard Mizeki,
William White,
William Reed Huntington,
William Wilberforce,
John Mason Neale,
Jeremy Taylor,
William Porcher DuBose,
Martyrs of New Guinea,
Edward Bouverie Pusey,
John Coleridge Patteson,
Lancelot Andrews,
Samuel Schereschewsky,
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley,
Thomas Cranmer,
Richard Hooker,
Charles Simeon,
Samuel Seabury,
Nicholas Ferrar,
Channing Moore Williams,
Dorothy Day,

Concluding petitions:

Lord, be merciful.

People: Lord, save your people.

From all evil,
From every sin,
From the crafts and assaults of the devil,
From envy, hatred, and malice,
From avarice, ambition, and selfish pride,
From hardness of heart and from every lack of charity,
From every evil inclination,
From everlasting death,
From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism,
From drought and from storm, earthquake, fire, and flood,
From epidemics of disease, from AIDS, and from every affliction,
From hunger, homelessness, and desolation,
From all oppression, from violence, robbery, murder, and war,
From nuclear disaster and from weapons of total destruction,
By the mystery of your holy Incarnation,
By your birth and submission to the law,
By your baptism, fasting, and praying,
By your suffering, your holy Cross and passion,
By your precious death and burial,
By your rising to life again,
By your return in glory to the Father,
By your gift of the Holy Spirit,
By your coming again in glory,


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