Lord’s Prayer


The Lord’s is the model that Jesus gave to his disciples. It is mentioned in the 6:9-13 and in the Gospel of 11:2-4, but in a different context. This has been used in the liturgy since the early days of Christianity.

The book of the Didache includes this with the final doxology, “Through our Jesus Christ, for . . .” In the third century, Origen, in his book on , gave a detailed interpretation of this prayer.

St. Cyprian and wrote detailed interpretations on this prayer. In the Coptic liturgy, there is not a single rite where this is not recited at the commencement and conclusion of service.