8io In the promise to Abraham, and the oath that accompanied ,~‘ God commits himself but without disclosing his name. He egins to reveal it to Moses and makes it known clearly before the yes of the whole people when he saves them from the Egyptians: e has triumphed gloriously.’72 From the covenant of Sinai nwards, this people is ‘his own’ and it is to be a ‘holy [or ‘conse— rated’: the same word is used for both in Hebrewl nation’,73 63 ecause the name of God dwells in it. 8ii In spite of the holy Law that again and again their Holy God ives them — ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy’ and although the Lord shows patience for the sake of his name, e people turn away from the Holy One of Israel and profane his ame among the nations.74 For this reason the just ones of the Old 2143 ovcnant, the poor survivors returned from exile, and the rophets burned with passion for the name. 2812 Finally, in Jesus the name of the Holy God is revealed and ~ given to us, in the flesh, as Saviour, revealed by what he is, by his word, and by his sacrifice.75 This is the heart of his priestly prayer: ‘Holy Father... for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth. Because he ‘sanctifies’ his own name, Jesus reveals to us the name of the Father.77 At the end of Christ’s Passover, the Father gives him the name that is above all names: ‘Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’~’ 2813 In the waters of Baptism, we have been ‘washed.., sanctified. . . justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God’.79 Our Father calls us to holiness in the whole of our life, and since ‘he is the source of [our] life in ChristJesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and. . .sanctification’,8° both his glory and our life depend on the hallowing of his name in us and by us. Such is the urgency of our first petition. By whom is God hallowed, since he is the one who hallows? But since he said, ‘You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy’, we seek and ask that we who were sanctified in Baptism may persevere in what we have begun to be. And we ask this daily, for we need sanctification daily, so that we who fail daily may cleanse away our sins by being sanctified continually... We pray that this sanctification may remain in us.”