January 26, 2013

The Name of God in Early Church Writings: Didache

We give thanks to Thee, O Holy Father, for Thy Holy Name which Thou didst make to tabernacle in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality which Thou didst make known to us through Jesus Thy Child. To Thee be glory for ever. Thou, Lord Almighty, didst create all things for thy Name's sake, and didst give food and drink to men for their enjoyment, that they might give thanks to Thee, but us hast Thou blessed with spiritual food and drink and eternal light through Thy Child. Above all we give thanks to Thee for that Thou art mighty. To Thee be glory for ever.

Didache, The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, 5.