Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
When the blessed Apostles
were gathered together
the place shook
and the scent of Paradise
having found its home,
poured forth its perfumes,
delighting the heralds
the guests are instructed
and come to His banquet;
eagerly He awaits their arrival
for He is the Lover of mankind.
(St. Ephrem, Hymns on Paradise 11:14)
“With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O Ephrem, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls.”