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« on: June 14, 2013, 10:55:45 PM »

Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this Catholic Litany. Like from an Orthodox, personal, etc. perspective. I found it perchance in a '56 daily missal I have, and I've fallen in love with it and I don't know why. It seems to be from somewhere as early as the 13th century to the 15th, from the little I looked into it.

I actually went through the time of typing it up since I couldn't seem to find this version of it online. Some that I saw online seem very different, and others just seem like alternative translations. Oh well, I wanted a digital copy of it anyway.

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The Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

[These follow each petition, respectively:
* = Have mercy on us.
+ = Deliver us, O Jesus.]

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, *
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Jesus, Son of the living God,
Jesus, Splendor of the Father,
Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light,
Jesus, King of Glory,
Jesus, Sun of Justice,
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,
Jesus, most amiable,
Jesus, most admirable,
Jesus, the mighty God,
Jesus, Father of the world to come,
Jesus, angel of great counsel,
Jesus, most powerful,
Jesus, most patient,
Jesus, most obedient,
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Jesus, Lover of Chastity,
Jesus, our Lover,
Jesus, God of Peace,
Jesus, Author of Life,
Jesus, Model of Virtues,
Jesus, zealous for souls,
Jesus, our God,
Jesus, our Refuge,
Jesus, Father of the Poor,
Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful,
Jesus, good Shepherd,
Jesus, true Light,
Jesus, eternal Wisdom,
Jesus, infinite Goodness,
Jesus, our Way and our Life,
Jesus, joy of Angels,
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs,
Jesus, Master of the Apostles,
Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists,
Jesus, Strength of Martyrs,
Jesus, Light of Confessors,
Jesus, Purity of Virgins,
Jesus, Crown of all Saints,

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, +
From all sin,
From Thy wrath,
From the snares of the devil,
From the spirit of fornication,
From everlasting death,
From the neglect of Thy inspirations,
Through the mystery of Thy holy incarnation,
Through Thy nativity,
Through Thy infancy,
Through Thy most divine life,
Through Thy labors,
Through Thy agony and passion,
Through Thy cross and dereliction,
Through Thy sufferings,
Through Thy death and burial,
Through Thy resurrection,
Through Thy ascension,
Through Thy institution of the Most Holy Eucharist,
Through Thy joys,
Through Thy glory,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus!
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, Who has said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you"; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of Thy most divine love, that we may love Thee with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease to praise Thee.
Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to govern those whom Thou dost solidly establish in Thy love. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

-From the 1956 Saint Joseph Daily Missal, pages 1301-1302
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 11:08:22 PM »

Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this Catholic...

I edited the rest out because it was unnecessary: this tells us everything we need to know in order to dismiss it, and you.  Tongue

Actually, I like the structure of their Litanies, and this one doesn't seem to me to be theologically objectionable.   
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 11:33:16 PM »

It's a lot like the Akathist to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ.

The theory is that concept of the western litany is modeled on the eastern akathist.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 12:43:06 AM »

It's a lot like the Akathist to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ.
Was just thinking the same thing myself!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 12:54:35 AM »

It's a lot like the Akathist to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ.

The theory is that concept of the western litany is modeled on the eastern akathist.

I agree.


From the Akathyst for Communion:


Jesus most good, touch also mine impure lips with the fire of Thy grace.

Jesus, burn the thorns of my many transgressions.

Jesus, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.

Jesus, lead my poor soul out of the prison of the passions.

Jesus, destroy in me impure thoughts and evil lusts.

Jesus, guide my feeble steps to the path of Thy commandments.

Jesus, God of my heart, come and unite me to Thyself forever.
 



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Jesus almighty, strip from me the old man and all his works.

Jesus, slay within me the seed of corruption which maketh its nest within me.

Jesus, break Thou the bonds of sin whereby the enemy hath bound me.

Jesus, grant me a humble heart and a broken spirit.

Jesus, drive far from me temptations and occasions for stumbling.

Jesus, establish me in faith and love for Thee.

Jesus, God of my heart, come and unite me to Thyself forever.
 


http://akathistcollections.blogspot.com/2011/11/akathist-for-holy-communion.html
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 05:46:08 AM »

It's a lot like the Akathist to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ.

The theory is that concept of the western litany is modeled on the eastern akathist.

It also shares imagery and structure from the Great Doxology and from the hymn God With Us (S'nami Bog, Meth' ymon o Theos).
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 07:57:18 PM »

Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this Catholic...

I edited the rest out because it was unnecessary: this tells us everything we need to know in order to dismiss it, and you.  Tongue

Actually, I like the structure of their Litanies, and this one doesn't seem to me to be theologically objectionable.   

I also like that they're considerably shorter than an akathist. angel
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 08:00:46 PM »

It's a lot like the Akathist to our Sweetest Lord Jesus Christ.

The theory is that concept of the western litany is modeled on the eastern akathist.

It is a lot like it. Interesting. I'm not sure why, but these sorts of prayers feel more intimate. Maybe it's the repitition of "Jesus" without/instead of "Christ." Idk, either way I like it so thanks for this akathist.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 08:02:09 PM »


Thanks for this, Father. I really need to look more into akathists... just a shame they're so much longer than litanies.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2013, 04:16:43 AM »

Reminds me of the 99 names of Allah
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 02:19:51 PM »

Reminds me of the 99 names of Allah
Then there is Vishnu Sahasra-Naamam ; a very old Hindu chant of the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu. An Indian Roman Catholic man has composed a hymn called Yeshu SahasraNaamam and set to the same tune as the classical Hindu chant. It has gained acceptance from the official RC clergy and is also sometimes chanted in the RC Church.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 02:26:08 PM »

Wait, a thread about RC devotion without any outrage?  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 02:30:48 PM »

Wait, a thread about RC devotion without any outrage?  Huh

I was surprised myself. laugh
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