The Lord's Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer, commonly known as the “Our Father,” is the supreme prayer of Christians, since it was delivered to us by the Lord Jesus Christ, following a request of his holy Disciples and Apostles. The Fathers of the Church have delivered many and profound explanations of this prayer, which constitutes the pinnacle of the introductory “trisagion” which opens every Orthodox supplication. The present explanation of this prayer by St. Makarios of Corinth (1731 – 1805) is the spiritual distillation of his study of the patristic explanations on this topic. It helps us to understand how this prayer is the key to our manner of life in Christ.