Psalm 112:2 (113:2)

Psalm 112:2 (113:2) «Εἴη τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου εὐλογημένον ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος» “Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore” Psalm 112 (113 in the Hebrew), as well as the next five Psalms, constitute what is called the Hallel, because each Psalm begins or ends with “Alleluia” (or “Hallelujah” in the Hebrew). They were specifically sung at the Passover as hymns of praise to the Lord for Israel’s deliverance from the Egyptian Pharaoh. Verse 2 is the final doxology of God’s all-holy Name in the Divine Liturgy, chanted three times before the [...]