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Harmony and Beauty

Philippians 2:1, 2 “…If, therefore, there is any comfort in Christ, any encouragement from charity,
any fellowship in the Spirit, any feeling of mercy,
2. fill up my joy by thinking alike, having the same charity, with one soul and one mind…”

My Prayer, united with Christ’s Prayer, that we would be One. . . by F. Peter Pogorzelski
Given the Biblical and historical evidence; is it to much to ask our non-Catholic Christian Faith Communities to please make The Sign of The Cross in the Spirit of Christian Charity?

Saint John Chrysostom (c.345-407), Bishop of Antioch and then of Constantinople, Doctor of the Church Homily on the Cross and the criminal,
1, 3-4; PG 49, 403

Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom. The criminal did not venture to make this prayer before he had laid down with his confession the burden of his sins. So you see, O Christian, the power of confession. He acknowledged his sins and paradise was opened; he acknowledged his sins and gained confidence enough to ask for the Kingdom in spite of his deeds of robbery Do you want to know the Kingdom? What can you see here that is like it? You have the nails and cross before your eyes but this cross, said Jesus, is itself the very sign of the Kingdom. As for me, when I see him on the cross, I proclaim him king. Is it not the duty of a king to die for his subjects? He himself has said that: The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep, (Jn 10,11). This is no less true for a good king; he, too, lays down his life for his subjects. So I will proclaim him king on account of the gift he has made of his life: Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.

Do you understand now how it is that the cross is the sign of the Kingdom?
Here is yet another proof. Christ did not leave his cross on earth but took it up and bore it with him into heaven. We know this because he will have it with him when he returns in glory. To teach you how much this cross is worthy of veneration, he has made it a sign of glory When the Son of Man comes: the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. Then shall reign a light so bright that even the brightest stars will be eclipsed. The stars will fall from the sky. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, (Mt 24,29f.). Do you understand the power of the sign of the cross? When a king enters a city, soldiers take up their standards, hoist them onto their shoulders and march in front of him to announce his arrival. In the same way, legions of angels and archangels will go before the Christ when he comes down from heaven. They will bear this sign on their shoulders announcing the coming of our king.

The Sign of The Cross.
In the name of the Father,
And of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit.

Help from the Holy Bible on making The Sign of The Cross.

Gal. 6:14 “…But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world…”

Ezechiel 9:4 “…Pass through the city [through Jerusalem] and mark an X on the foreheads of those who moan and groan over all the abominations that are praticed within it…” {Footnote: Ezechiel is pre-eminently the prophet of personal retribution; the innocent inhabitants of Jerusalem are to be spared when the idolatrous are punished. An X: literally, the hebrew le tter t aw, which had the form of a cross.} Douay-Rheims Bible 1962 Edition, page 964.
[The Greek letter TAW or TAU, is in the form of a cross, equivalent to the English letter capital “T”.]

Apocalypse Chapter 7 {Sealing of the Spiritual Israel.} Apocalypse 7:4 “…Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads…” Douay-Rheims Bible 1962 Edition, page 330.

Apocalypse 9:4 “…And they were told not to hurt the grass of the earth or any green thing or any tree; but only the men who do not have God’s seal upon their foreheads…” Douay-Rheims Bible 1962 Edition, page 332.

Apocalypse 14:1 “…And I saw, and behold, the Lamb was standing upon Mount Sion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads…” Douay-Rheims Bible 1962 Edition, page 336.

Witness of some Early Church Fathers on making the Sign of the Cross

Tertullian before 226 A.D. “we grace upon the forehead the sign.”
Tertullian “The flesh is signed so that the soul too may be fortified.”
St. Cyprian before 259 A.D. “That in the sign of the cross is salvation to all who are marked on their forheads.”

“Women did not benefit from the sign [of circumcision]. However, all are sealed by the sign of the Lord.

Origen before 285 A.D. “The sign made by Christians on the forehead, which all believers make whatsoever work they begin upon, especially at the beginning of prayers.”
Lactantius, [A Christian apologist of the fourth century 250 A. D. – 325 A. D., and Ante-Nicene church Father. A prominent teacher of rhetoric and late convert to Christianity he tutored emperor Constantine’s son, Crispus.] The Divine Institutes, Book 4, Chapter XXVI before 311 A.D. “…Nor ought any one to be ignorant of this, that He Himself, speaking before of His passion, also made it known that He had the power, when He willed it, of laying down His life and of taking it again. Therefore, because He had laid down His life while fastened to the cross, His executioners did not think it necessary to break His bones (as was their prevailing custom), but they only pierced His side. Thus His unbroken body was taken down from the cross, and carefully enclosed in a tomb. Now all these things were done lest His body, being injured and broken, should be rendered unsuitable for rising again. That also was a principal cause why God chose the cross, because it was necessary that He should be lifted up on it, and the passion of God become known to all nations. For since he who is suspended upon a cross is both conspicuous to all and higher than others, the cross was especially chosen, which might signify that He would be so conspicuous, and so raised on high, that all nations from the whole world should meet together at once to know and worship Him. Lastly, no nation is so uncivilized, no region so remote, to which either His passion or the height of His majesty would be unknown. Therefore in His suffering He stretched forth His hands and measured out the world, that even then He might show that a great multitude, collected together out of all languages and tribes, from the rising of the sun even to his setting, was about to come under His wings, and to receive on their foreheads that great and lofty sign. And the Jews even now exhibit a figure of this transaction when they mark their thresholds with the blood of a lamb. For when God was about to smite the Egyptians, to secure the Hebrews from that infliction He had enjoined them to slay a white lamb without spot, and to place on their thresholds a mark from its blood. And thus, when the first-born of the Egyptians had perished in one night, the Hebrews alone were saved by the sign of the blood: not that the blood of a sheep had such efficacy in itself as to be the safety of men, but it was an image of things to come. for Christ was the white lamb without spot; that is, He was innocent, and just, and holy, who, being slain by the same Jews, is the salvation of all who have written on their foreheads the sign of blood-that is, of the cross, on which He shed His blood. For the forehead is the top of the threshold in man, and the wood sprinkled with blood is the emblem of the cross. Lastly, the slaying of the lamb by those very persons who perform it is called the paschal feast, from the word “paschein,” because it is a figure of the passion, which God, foreknowing the future, delivered by Moses to be celebrated by His people. But at that time the figure was efficacious at the present for averting the danger, that it may appear what great efficacy the truth itself is about to have for the protection of God’s people in the extreme necessity of the whole world. But in what manner or in what region all will be safe who have marked on the highest part of their body this sign of the true and divine blood, I will show in the last book.
Chapter XXVII.-Of the Wonders Effected by the Power of the Cross, and of Demons. At present it is sufficient to show what great efficacy the power of this sign has. How great a terror this sign is to the demons, he will know who shall see how, when adjured by Christ, they flee from the bodies which they have besieged. For as He Himself, when He was living among men, limit to flight all the demons by His word, and restored to their former senses the minds of men which had been excited and maddened by their dreadful attacks; so now His followers, in the name of their Master, and by the sign of His passion, banish the same polluted spirits from men. And it is not difficult to prove this. For when they sacrifice to their gods, if any one bearing a marked forehead stands by, the sacrifices are by no means favourable. “Nor can the diviner, when consulted, give answers…” And this has often been the cause of punishment to wicked kings. For when some of their attendants who were of our religion were standing by their masters as they sacrificed, having the sign placed on their foreheads, they caused the gods of their masters to flee, that they might not be able to observe future events in the entrails of the victims. And when the soothsayers understood this, at the instigation of the same demons to whom they had sacrificed, complaining that profane men were present at the sacrifices, they drove their princes to madness, so that they attacked the temple of the god, and contaminated themselves by true sacrilege, which was expiated by the severest punishments on the part of their persecutors. Nor, however, are blind men able to understand even from this, either that this is the true religion, which contains such great power for overcoming, or that that is false, which is not able to hold its ground or to come to an engagement…”

ST. Cyril of Jerusalem before 386 A.D.Catechetical Lecture 13. “…36. Let us not then be ashamed to confess the Crucified.
Be the Cross our seal made with boldness by our fingers on our brow, and on everything; over the bread we eat, and the cups we drink; in our comings in, and goings out; before our sleep, when we lie down and when we rise up; when we are in the way, and when we are still(6). Great is that preservative; it is without price, for the sake of the poor; without toil, for the sick; since also its grace is from God. It is the Sign of the faithful, and the dread of devils: for He triumphed over them in it, having made a shew of them openly(7); for when they see the Cross they are reminded of the Crucified; they are afraid of Him, who bruised the heads of the dragon(8). Despise not the Seal, because of the freeness of the gift; out for this the rather honour thy Benefactor….”

St. Ambrose before A.D. 398 “The catechumen believes also in the cross of our Lord Jesus, with which (cross) also he is signed.”

St. Jerome before A.D. 421 “Let the banner of the cross be planted on thy forehead’s.”

St. Augustin before A.D. 431 “What is the sign (or seal) of Christ, but the Cross of Christ? Which sign, unless it be applied, whether to the forehead of believers…”

Martin Luther on Devotions and On making the Sign of the Cross.

Witness of Martin Luther, before 1546 A.D. Luther’s Little Instruction Book, Appendix I. (The Little Catechism of Martin Luther.) DEVOTIONS. How a Father Should Teach His Household to Conduct Morning and Evening Devotions.

Morning Devotions.
As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you should bless yourself with the sign of the Holy Cross and say: May the will of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be done! Amen. Then, kneeling or standing, say the creed and pray the Lord’s Prayer…”

The Evening Devotions.
When you go to bed in the evening, you should bless yourself with the sign of the Holy Cross and say: May the will of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be done! Amen. Then, kneeling or standing, say the creed and pray the Lord’s Prayer…”

Hebrew Holiday Prayers

Hanukah Prayers

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha’olam.
Asher kidshanu be’mitzvotav ve’tzivanu le’hadlik ner shel Hanukah.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who has sanctified us by Your commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Hanukah.

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha’olam.
Sheasa nisim la’avoteynu ba’yamim hahem ba’zman hazeh.
Blessed are You, O’Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, and this season.

Simhat Torah Prayer and Song

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu Melech ha’olam shehehiyanu ve’kiymanu ve’higianu la’zman ha’zeh.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who has kept us in life, and has preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.

Dayenu (Song)

Ilu natan lanu et ha’Shabbat, dayenu.
Ilu natan lanu et ha’Torah, dayenu.
Ilu hihnisanu l’eretz Israel, dayenu.
Da, dayenu, da, dayenu…

Purim Prayer

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha’olam.
Asher kidshanu be’mitzvotav ve’tzivanu al mikra megilah.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who has sanctified us by Your commandments, and has commanded us to read the Megillah.

Shabbat Prayers

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha’olam.
Asher kidshanu be’mitzvotav ve’tzivanu le’hadlik ner shel Shabbat.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who has made us holy by Your commandments, and commanded us to light the Shabbat candle.

Yesimcha Elohim ke’Efraim ve’Chimnashe.
God, make thee as Efraim and Menasheh.

Yesimech Elohim ke’Sarah Rivkah Rachel ve’Leah.
God, make thee as Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah.

Yevarchecha Adonai ve’yshmerecha; Ya’er Adoni panav eleicha vichunecha; ysa Adoni panav eilecha ve’yasem lecha shalom.
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord turn His face unto thee, and give thee peace.

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha’olam. Boreh priha’gafen.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe,
Who createst the fruit of the vine.

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheynu Melech ha’ olam. Hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz.
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the universe,
Who bringest forth bread from the earth.

Hebrew Prayers

These Hebrew prayers are a people’s response to God. All glory and honor are Yours almighty and merciful God, now and forever! Amen.

Ka-dosh, Ka-dosh, Ka-dosh Adonai tz’va-ot, m’lo chol ha-a-retz k’vo-do.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the God of all being! The whole earth is filled with Your glory!

Ba-ruch Adonai ha-m’vo-rach l’o-lam va-ed!
Praised be the One to whom our praise is due, now and forever!

Ba-ruch k’vod Adonai mi-m’ko-mo.
Praise be the glory of God in heaven and earth.

Ba-ruch shem k’vod mal-chu-to l’o-lam va-ed!
Blessed is God’s glorious majesty for ever and ever!

Sh’ma Yis-ra-eil: Adonai Eh-lo-hei-nu, Adonai Eh-chad!
Hear, O Israel: the Eternal One is our God, the Eternal God alone!

Shema Yisrael, Adonai Elohainu, Adonai Echad.
Hear O Israel: The Lord is Our G-d, the Lord is One.

V’ahavta et Adonai Elohecha, b’chol l’vavcha b’chol naf-she-cha u’b’chol m’oh-decha. V’hi-u ha-devarim ha-ay-leh asher Anochi m’tzav-cha ha-yom al l’va-veh-cha. V’she-nan-tam l’va-necha v’debarta bam b’sheev-tcha b’vay-tech-cha u’va-lech-techa va-derech u’b’shach-becha u’v’kumecha. Uk-shartam l’ot al ya-decha v’hi-u l’tot-a-fot bain a-necha uk-tavtam al mezuzot baytecha u’v’she-arecha.

You shall love the Lord your G-d, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might. Let these matters which I command you this day be upon your heart. Teach them thoroughly to your children and speak of them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you lie down and when you arise. Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes. And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.

Catholic Prayers for The Dead

Funeral for the deceased. Liturgical Funeral celebration of the Church, Catechism of The Catholic Church, ( CCC ) Paragraph 1680 and following.

BOOK: Preparation for Death: Considerations on Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell St. Alfonsus Liguori (Author) Paperback: 146 pages Publisher: TAN Books and Publishers (March 15, 2009) ISBN-10: 0895551748 ISBN-13: 978-0895551740

BOOK: Everything Is Grace The Life and Way of Therese of Lisieux by Joseph F. Schmidt, F.S.C. Publisher: Word Among Us Press ISBN-10: 1593250959 ISBN-13: 978-1593250959

BOOK: Life Everlasting and the Immensity of the Soul: A Theological Treatise on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell by Reginald Garrigou Lagrange Translator: Patrick Cummins Publisher: TAN Books and Publishers (May 1, 2009) Paperback ISBN-10: 0895552035 ISBN-13: 978-0895552037

Catholic Prayers for the Dead.
Embracing Death as a Friend from a speech at Georgetown University Sept. 9th 1996 by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin “. . .As a person of faith, of resurrection faith, I see death as a friend, not a foe; and the experience of death is, I am convinced, a transition from life to life, from grace to glory.”

My Jesus have mercy on the Soul of (NAME). O Gentlest heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgator y have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant. Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames, and do Thou O merciful Saviour send the angels to conduct (HIM, HER) to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers, wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Thy mercy upon the soul of Thy servant (NAME), whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world, that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light, and bid him be partaker with Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We have loved him during life, let us not abandon him, until we have conducted him by our prayers into the house of the Lord.” Saint Ambrose

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, And let perpetual Light shine upon them. May their souls And the souls of all the faithful departed Through the mercy of God Rest in peace. Amen.

Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captives souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Thy servant, (NAME); bring (HER, HIM) from the shadows of exile to Thy bright home in Heaven, where we trust Thou and Thy Blessed Mother have woven for her a crown of unfading bliss. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourds, pray for (HER, HIM). O loving God . . . I pray you to welcome my deceased family, friends, loved ones into heaven with you. Forgive them their sins and reward them their goodness. Grant that I may be with them again in your Peaceful presence. Amen.

O God our Father, Creator of all the living, we entrust to Your gentle care all those we love who have gone before us; and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

O God, Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of our departed loved ones, the remission of all their sins, that by means of our pious supplications, they may obtain the joy of heaven which they have earnestly desired. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us Pray: Merciful Father, hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in your Son, whom you raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all of our departed brothers and sisters will share in his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Scripture References concerning the dead, prayer, intercessory prayer, judgment, Bible quotes for grave markers, etc.

(Douay-Rheims Bible.) Psalm 91
Psalm 90
Psalm 23
Psalm 121
2 Machabees 12: 38-46
Apocalypse 20: 11-13
Apocalypse 5: 8
Apocalypse 21: 27
Romans 2: 2-8
Romans 15: 30
Ephesians 4: 3
Ephesians 6:18
Wisdom 3: 1-9
Colossians 3: 22-25
1 Peter 1: 17-21
1 Peter 3:18-20; 4:6
2 Timothy: 15-18
Matthew 12: 36
Matthew 5: 26
Matthew 25: 41-46
Mark 10:14
Mark 10:16
John 13:19
John 11:25
Proverbs 12:2
Proverbs 31:30
1 Corinthians 3: 15
2 Thessalonians 3: 1-13
2 Thessalonians 1: 6-9
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
1 Thessalonians 5: 16-19
Galatians 5: 5-6
Michea 6: 8
( Psalm 116 ) NIV 1 I love the LORD , for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD : “O LORD , save me!” 5 The L ORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The LORD protects the simple hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. 7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. 8 For you, O LORD , have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” 11 And in my dismay I said, “All men are liars.” 12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD . 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16 O LORD , truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant; you have freed me from my chains. 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD . 18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the house of the LORD – in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD. _____________________________________________Gone Home. He that overcometh shall inherit all things.

A little time on earth he spent Till God for Him, His angel sent. Love is eternal.

My peace I leave you. Christ is my Hope.

( Psalm 84:2-3 ) “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 3 My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord…”

( Philippians 1:3-6 ) “…I give thanks to my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in all my prayers making supplications for you all with joy, 5 because of your association with me in spreading the gospel of Christ from the first day until now. 6 I am convinced of this, that he who has begun a good work in you will bring it to perfection until the day of Christ Jesus…”

( Douay-Rheims Bible ) ( Romans 14: 7-9 ) “7. For none of us lives in himself, and none dies to himself; 8. for if we live, we live to the Lord, or if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9. For to this end Christ died and rose again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.” Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Revelation 14:13 I, John, heard a voice from heaven say: “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” said the Spirit, “let them find rest from their labors, for their works accompany them.” The word of the Lord. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake

Daniel 12:1-3 In those days, I, Daniel, mourned and heard this word of the Lord: At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; Some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. but the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever. The word of the Lord.

An unsullied life, is the attainment of old age.
Wisdom 4:7-15 The just man,though he die early, shall be at rest. for the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years. Rather, understanding is the hoary crown of men, and an unsullied life, the attainment of old age. He who pleased God was loved; he who lived amongst sinners was transported – Snatched away, lest wickedness pervert the mind or deceit beguile the soul. For the witchery of paltry things obscures what is right and the whirl of desire transforms the innocent mind. Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a short career; for his soul was pleasing to the Lord, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. but the people saw and did not understand, nor did they take this into account. The word of the Lord.

Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. for if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep. Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself, with a word of command, will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore, console one another with these words. The word of the Lord.

We have a building from God, eternal in Heaven 2 Corinthians 5:1, 6-10 Brothers and Sisters: We know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling not made with hands, eternal in heaven. We are always courageous, although we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yet we are courageous, and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord. Therefore, we aspire to please him, whether we are at home or away. for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil. The word of the Lord.

Bible Prayer Eccles. 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth whence it came, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” Peace be with you, all whom death has united in this field, the last home of so many departed ones. Peace will be with your souls, which have been recalled by the voice of God to eternal life. Amen.

The Mourner’s Kaddish (Jewish) Extrolled and hallowed be the name of G-d through the world which He has created, and which He governs according to His righteous will. Just is He in all His ways, and wise are all His decrees. May His kingdom come and His will be done in all the earth. Praised be the Lord of life, the righteous Judge, for evermore. Whatsoever praise we would render unto G-d, howsoever we would adore the Most High, we would yet fail to give Him the glory due to His great name. Even in the hour of bereavement and sorrow, we feel the majesty of G-d and will give thanks for His manifold mercies. May the Father of peace send peace to all who mourn and comfort all the bereaved among us. To the departed whom we now remember, may peace and bliss be granted in life eternal. May they find grace and mercy before the Lord of heaven and earth. May their souls rejoice in the ineffable good which G-d has laid up for those who fear Him, and may their memory be a blessing unto those who treasure it. Amen.

Memorial of The Departed ( Father or Mother ) (Jewish)
May G-d remember the soul of my honored Father, who has gone to his eternal home. O let his soul be bound up in the bond of life, and may he rest in honor, with fullness at thy right hand for evermore.Amen.

The seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer. Our hope’s, our eternal destiny, our identity.