Pregnancy Loss Prayers
Blessed for use in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America by His Eminence, The Most Reverend MICHAEL, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. September 2012.
Service of Prayer for a Miscarried or Stillborn Child This is a general prayer which can be said at the time of loss or anytime thereafter, but especially when the priest is called to attend to a miscarriage or stillbirth. In cases of stillbirth and miscarriages where there are remains to be buried, the Prayer Service for the Burial of a Stillborn Infant may be performed.
Service of Intercession for Parents Grieving a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Loss of a Child This Service of Supplication, which is also known as Paraklesis or Molieben, is one that can be celebrated at any time there is a need. This service is often celebrated on October 15 - Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day and includes specific petitions for families and their babies who have died