Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends! We say the Hanukah blessing with the lighting of the candles:
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tsivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah.
Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who made us Holy through Your commandments and commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, Melech haolam, she-asah nisim la’avoteinu bayamim hahem bazman hazeh.
Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors in those ancient daysat this season.
On the first night of Hanukkah, recite the shehecheyanu, a prayer of gratitude that is said on special occasions.
Baruch atah adonai elohenu melech ha’olam, shehecheyanu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu lazman hazeh
Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who has given us life and sustained us and enabled us to reach this season.
Here are a few significant messages about Hanukkah and its significance for Christians:
From Pastor Enoch Lavendar: