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.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Հայր մեր որ յերկինս ես, սուրբ եղիցի անուն քո.
Եկեսցէ արքայութիւն քո, եղիցին կամք քո, որպէս յերկինս եւ յերկրի.
Զհաց մեր հանապազորդ տուր մեզ այսօր,
Եւ թող մեզ զպարտիս մեր, որպէս եւ մեք թողումք մերոց պարտապանաց.
Եւ մի տանիր զմեզ ի փորձութիւն այլ փրկեա զմեզ ի չարէ:
Զի քո է արքայիւթիւն եւ զօրութիւն եւ փառք յաւիտեանս: Ամէն:
Hayr Mer, vor hergines yes, soorp yeghitsi anoon ko.
Yegestse arkayootyoon ko. Yeghitsin gamk ko, vorbes hergines yev hergri.
Ez-hats mer hanabazort, dour mez aysor.
Yev togh mez ezbardis mer, vorbes yev mek toghoomk merots bardabanats.
Yev mee danir ezmez ee portsootyoon, ayl pergya ezmez ee chare.
Zee ko eh arkayootyoon, yev zorootyoon, yev park havidyanes. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer is the first prayer, which was taught by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to His Apostles and Disciples.
In the Armenian tradition, the Lord’s Prayer is referred to as “Deroonagan Aghodk” because the author of the prayer is Christ, Himself. He has blessed us with the most enriching spiritual treasure of the Lord’s Prayer. Each time we recite this glorious prayer, we enlighten our minds, hearts and souls.
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
The first phrase of the Lord’s Prayer is a Doxology addressed to God. Each time we pray these words, we assert our faith in God. We address God as the Universal Father in Heaven. Above all, we assert and reflect our faith in reference to God, that His name will forever remain Holy.
“Thy kingdom come…Thy will be done…on earth as it is in heaven.”
The second phrase of the Lord’s Prayer is another reflection of our genuine faith as we open our hearts and make the sincere request for the Kingdom of God to dominate our lives but above all, we express our wish so that the Will of God is fulfilled in Heaven and on Earth. We also fulfill God’s Will when we actualize our faith in applying Christ’s message our love in our everyday life towards each other and for all.
“Give us this day our daily bread”
The third phrase of the Lord’s Prayer conveys to us the very thought that the Giver of all gifts of the World is God. Therefore, we present to Him our request to secure our daily bread. The very same words also express our gratitude to God.
“And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,”
The fourth phrase of the Lord’s Prayer grants us the opportunity to beseech the forgiveness of our sins. Above all, we make the commitment to be forgiving for our fellow brothers and sisters.
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
In the fifth phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, we present our request to God to protect our life from temptation. As we pray continuously, we then embrace God’s presence in our lives and ultimately, we lead a prudent life in fulfilling God’s Will.
“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.” Amen.
The sixth phrase of the Lord’s Prayer praises once again the Name of God with the assertion that God is solely the Lord of the Kingdom of Heaven. To Him belongs the Power and the Glory from eternity to eternity.
Christ, our Lord has blessed us with a wonderful message. “Be joyful always; pray unceasingly; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Th. 16-18)