Part 4: Farewell prayer John 17:1–26 is generally known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer , given that it is an intercession for the coming Church. It is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels. A key theme of the prayer is the glorification of the Father.
The text of the blessing is found in Numbers 6:23–27. According to the Torah, Aaron blessed the people, and YHWH promises that “They (the Priests) will place my name on the Children of Israel (the Priests will bless the people), and I will bless them” (the Priests, in turn, will receive G-D’s Blessing .).
This “ levitical blessing ,” it is suggested, is again the same fruit of the “good Levites ” in St. Ambrose’s argument, namely, grace and holiness for the deacon faithful to [End Page 59] his vocation, and the further grace and holiness conveyed to the people through his ministry.
In Hebrew it is called the “Birkat Kohanim.” In English, it is known as the “ Priestly Blessing ” or the “ Aaronic Benediction .” One of the things that makes this prayer so beautiful is that it comes directly from the Bible . It is found in Numbers 6:24-26: “’ADONAI bless you and keep you!
Prayers of Jesus ” Father forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) “My God , My God , why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34) ” Father , into thy hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)
Judaism. Although amen , in Judaism, is commonly used as a response to a blessing, it also is often used by Hebrew speakers as an affirmation of other forms of declaration (including outside of religious context). Jewish rabbinical law requires an individual to say amen in a variety of contexts.
Text. “The Lord bless you and keep you ” is a setting of the Priestly Blessing , also known as the Aaronic blessing , from the Book of Numbers in the Bible (Numbers 6:24–26). The blessing , sung or spoken, is used at the conclusion of worship, baptism, ordination, marriage, and other special occasions in Christian worship.
Barak , also spelled Baraq, is a given name of Semitic origin . As a Hebrew name, from the root B-R-Q ( Hebrew : ב-ר-ק; Arabic: ب-ر-ق), it means “lightning” and it appears in the Hebrew Bible as the name of an Ancient Israelite general Barak (ברק Bārāq).
A benediction (Latin: bene, well + dicere, to speak) is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service. It can also refer to a specific Christian religious service including the exposition of the eucharistic host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it.
The priestly covenant (Hebrew: ברית הכהונה brith ha-kehuna) is the biblical covenant that God gave to Aaron and his descendants, the Aaronic priesthood, as found in the Hebrew Bible and Oral Torah. In Midrashic sources the priestly covenant is one of five everlasting covenants .
Shalom (Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם shalom ; also spelled as sholom, sholem, sholoim, shulem) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.