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Handbook of Liturgical Practice of the Russian Church Abroad
Should the deacon bow to the icon of the Theotokos and then the icon of Christ on the iconostasis during the customary concluding petition of the litanies?
Handbook Category: Diaconal Services and Rubrics (index)
Whilst this has become a common practice in may places, this is not a fixture of our liturgical tradition. Instead the Deacon should simply remain facing East throughout the litany in the centre of the solea.
Full resoures on the liturgical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
'To Serve in My Father's House': a primer on the spiritual nature of service in the Altar