In Orthodox culture, there are many different canons and customs, which for many unbaptized people may seem very unusual. However, the prayer Our Father is the very religious appeal, the words in which are familiar to everyone and no one hearsay.
“Our Father” in Church Slavonic with accents
O ours, Thou shalt be in the heavens!
Thy name be holy;
may thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
It is in heaven and earth.
Give us our daily bread for us;
and leave us our money,
as we leave it to our debtors;
And do not lead us into temptation,
but cut us off from the onion.
Prayer Our Father in Russian completely
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom and power and glory forever. Amen.
Interpretation of the prayer Our Father
The origin of “the like is in heaven” has a long centuries-old history. The Bible mentions that the author of the Lord’s prayer is Jesus Christ himself. She was given to them when he was still alive.
During the existence of our Father, many clergymen expressed and continue to express their opinions on the main sense, which is set forth in this prayer. Their interpretations are comparatively different from each other. And first of all, this is due to the fact that the content of this sacred and profound text contains a very subtle, but important philosophical message that can be perceived by each person in absolutely different ways. At the same time, the prayer itself is rather short compared to others. Therefore, everyone can learn it!
The prayer “Our Father” is composed in such a way that its entire text has a special structure, in which sentences are divided into several semantic parts.
- The first part talks about the glorification of God. During her utterance, people turn to the Almighty with all recognition and respect, thinking that this is the main savior of the entire human race.
- The second part involves the individual requests and wishes of people sent to God.
- The conclusion that completes the prayer and conversion of believers.
Having analyzed the entire text of the prayer, an interesting feature will be the fact that during the time of pronouncing all its parts, people will have to send their requests and wishes to God seven times.
And in order for God to hear requests for help and be able to help, each person would do well to study the detailed information with a detailed analysis of all three parts of the prayer.
This phrase makes it clear to the Orthodox that God is the main ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven, to whom the soul should be treated the same way as the native father. That is, with all the warmth and love.
Jesus Christ, when he taught his disciples how to pray, spoke about the need to love the Father God.
He who is in heaven
In the interpretation of many priests, the phrase He who is in heaven is understood in a figurative sense. For example, in her thoughts to John Chrysostom, she was presented as a comparative turnover.
Other interpretations state that “He who is in heaven” has a figurative expression, where heaven is the personification of every human soul. In other words, God’s power is present in everyone who truly believes in it. And since it is customary to call the soul human consciousness, which has no material form, but it (consciousness) is, then, accordingly, the whole inner world of the believer in this interpretation appears as a heavenly form, where God’s grace also exists.
Hallowed be thy name.
It means that people should praise the name of the Lord God, by performing good and noble deeds, without violating all the commandments of the Old Testament. The phrase “Hallowed be thy name” is original and has not been replaced when translating the prayer.
Thy kingdom come
Bible stories say that during the life of Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God helped people overcome suffering, cast out evil spirits, in that power of demons, heal a sick organism from all sorts of diseases, creating the conditions for a beautiful and happy life on earth.
But over time, a huge number of people still turned out to be unable to save themselves from dirty temptations, discrediting and denigrating their weak-willed souls with artificial temptations. In the end, the lack of humility and the impeccable adherence to its own natural instinct turned most of society into wild beasts. It must be said that these words have not lost their originality up to the present.
Thy will be done
The point is that one should not be afraid of the authority of God, since he knows better how the fate of each person should be: through work or pain, joy or sadness. Whatever unpleasant circumstances our path is filled with, it is important that with God’s help he always makes sense. These are perhaps the most powerful words.
These words are full of mystery and complexity. The opinions of many clerics agreed that the meaning of this phrase is due to the constancy of God. That is, he must protect people not only in the most difficult moments, but also in other cases, staying with them always. It is very important to learn these words by heart.
“And leave us debts”
We must learn to forgive the sins of loved ones and strangers. Because only then all their own vices will be forgiven.
And do not lead us into temptation.
This means that people are asking God to create on the path of life the difficulties and obstacles that we can handle. For everything beyond authority can break the human soul and lose its faith, subjecting everyone to temptation.
“But deliver us from evil”
Everything is clear here. We ask God for help in fighting evil.
Our Father’s Prayer can be printed on paper before going to church.
It is important to note that all the above words are set out in modern Russian, which is a translation from the Old Church.
At home, the prayer Our Father is read in the morning and at night before bedtime. And in the temple to turn to God at any time.