January 19, 2013

The Name of God in the Divine Services: The Great Blessing of the Waters

“... that the prayer of us sinners over this water may be acceptable to Thy goodness, and that Thy blessing may be granted through it unto us and all Thy faithful people, unto the glory of Τhy holy and worshipful Name.

“That by elements, by Angels, and by men, by things visible and by things invisible, Thine all-holy Name may be glorified, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.”

The Great Blessing of the Waters