Orthodox Mission – Hyde Park, Chicago

The Beatitudes

We regularly sing the Beatitudes, taken from the Sermon on the Mount.

In Your kingdom remember us, O Lord, when you come in Your kingdom.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of things falsely against you for my sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.