Hymns Of The Greek Church by John Brownlie
COLLECTS THE ECTENE AND THE LITANY OF THE DEACON
These Collects hold a most important place in the services of the Eastern Church. There are few offices in which they are not found imbedded. Their catholicity is most remarkable. The suffrages are peculiar to no church service, but common to all liturgies. The people share in them by responding Lord have mercy' at the end of each petition, and Amen' at the close.