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Happy Father’s Day!

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Greetings and Happy Father’s Day. Blessings to all our fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, godfathers, and fathers-in-law. May you and your families have a very special day, filled with grace and heavenly blessings as we pray:

You are God: we praise you; you are the Lord: we acclaim you; you are the eternal Father: all creation worships you. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise: holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. The glorious company of apostles praise you. The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.  The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you: Father, of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son, worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide. You, Christ, are the king of glory, the eternal Son of the Father.  When you became man to set us free you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb. You overcame the sting of death, and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that you will come, and be our judge. Come then, Lord, and help your people, bought with the price of your own blood, and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting.

On this Father’s Day we present a list of some Biblical fathers. Please match the Father with his description. Best wishes!

God, the Father Abraham David Eli Hosea Isaac

Jacob Jesse Jethro Job Mattathias Mordecai 

Noah Saul Solomon Tobit Zebedee Zechariah 

  1. A priest of Midian, and Moses’ father-in-law.
  2. Israel’s first king, Jonathan’s dad, and David’s father-in-law.
  3. Kept being awakened out of sound sleep by an attentive Samuel.
  4. His blindness was healed by the archangel Raphael.
  5. Prepared for the initial storm of the century.
  6. He is the father of eight, and the eighth was chosen to be king.
  7. He survived his father’s sacrifice and became the father of competitive twins.
  8. He is the father of two of the twelve apostles.
  9. Creator of heaven and earth.
  10. Was unable to speak until the birth of his son, John.
  11. He raised her as his daughter, but technically, Esther was his niece.
  12. His kids have symbolic names which drew attention to Israel’s unfaithfulness to God.
  13. He is the father of twelve sons and one daughter.
  14. He and his sons fought against the suppression of Judaism in the 2nd century, BC.
  15. He is credited with writing most of the Psalms; his son is credited with Proverbs and Wisdom.
  16. His family, and his property, were wiped out, yet he remained faithful and trusted in God.
  17. His offspring are as numerous as the stars in the sky. 
  18. A “wise” guy whose idolatry eventually led to the division of the kingdom.





The following is a prayer of blessing for fathers from the Book of Blessings.

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.