We humbly entreat your majesty, O Lord,
that the blessed apostle Andrew
may be as constant an intercessor for us in your presence
as he was outstanding in preaching and in ruling over your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
For the holy Church of Constantinople;
that she may hold fast to the Gospel received from Saint Andrew
and, helped by his intercession,
demonstrate to all the churches the wondrous power of the Cross,
to the Lord we pray: Christ, hear us. R. CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.
For our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI;
that during his apostolic journey to Turkey,
he may be preserved from all danger
beneath the protecting mantle of the All–Holy