ON THE INVOCATION OF THE NAME OF JESUS
The invocation of the Name of Jesus is a way of prayer more familiar to Christians of the East than of the West. In the Orthodox Church it is known as the Jesus Prayer and is widely practiced, not only in monasteriesfor example, on Mount Sinai and Mount Athos but by lay people as well. The invocation of the Holy Name, however, has also been used by many generations of Western Christians. This form of prayer has a universal appeal to Orthodox and Roman Catholics, to Anglicans and Protestants, to all kinds of Christians of both Eastern and Western traditions.