In each temple at the entrance or near the shop usually set a table for writing notes. There are pens, letterhead or just pure leaves. Ready forms if no, the sheet you need to fill in myself: at the top center, draw an Orthodox cross below, write the "About health", and then legible handwriting fill in the name. According to the Church Constitution decided to write no more than 10 names.
Enter the names in the genitive case, and without abbreviations. Leave a small indentation on the left for notes: "young.", i.e. baby, "neg.", ie a child, "genuine", i.e. pregnant. A sick person write "bolas." (aching), the traveller – "travel all over." (travelling). Sometimes not list all family members, and only the heads of the family, for example, Vladimir with relatives. A mother and child is recorded: "(name mother) with a child."
Before someone to remember, you should make sure that the person baptized, and write the name that he was given at baptism. For example, not Yegor, George, not Svetlana, and fotinia.
Notes served in the Church shop. Perhaps you can ask what kind of note you are: the Liturgy of preparation or conventional. To be commemorated at the offertory is considered a special grace, because during this part of the Liturgy, the priest for each name takes out particles from the prosphora, and then dip them in the Bowl with the Blood of Christ. This action symbolizes the sanctification and cleansing from sin.
Simple notes are also read at the altar, but without immersion of the particles in the Bowl. This usually occurs in the second half of service, when every request is accompanied by a shouting chorus of "Lord have mercy". At this point, the priest reads a note on health, and every one present in the Church praying for themselves and their loved ones.
In some churches accept customized note. From supplied to the Liturgy of preparation, they differ in that read not only before the Throne and Ektenia (prayer petitions), but also during prayer. In the Commission of the service, parishioners pray the Lord, the blessed mother and the saints on the gift of grace, and thank God for all his blessings. Notes on prayer can be left on the bench or transfer to one of the Ministers before the beginning of the congregational prayers.
About seriously ill, and about people who are in a difficult situation, petitioned for the prayers. The Church will not remember them at each service for forty days. In this case a special note is required, the person's name will bring in a special notebook on the bench.
The size of donations to all types of petitions vary depending on the willingness and ability of the Christian. But to avoid uncertainty, the need arose to take a fixed fee. Custom-made notes and those that are read at the offertory, usually more expensive than simple, and the prayers may include the cost of a few custom-made notes.