November 6, 2012

The Name of God in the Divine Services: The Prayer of making a Catechumen

In Thy Name, O Lord God of truth, and in the Name of Thine Only-begotten Son, and of Thy Holy Spirit, I lay my hand upon Thy servant... who hath been found worthy to flee unto Thy holy Name, and to take refuge under the shelter of Thy wings... And may Thy holy Name be glorified in him, together with that of Thy beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and Thy life-creating Spirit... Make him to rejoice in the works of his hands, and in all his generation; that he may render praise unto Thee, may sing, worship and glorify Thy great and exalted Name always, all the days of his life.