Sixth Hour on Saturday
A new heaven has appeared on earth, the virgin Mary; the sun of justice, whose name is before the worlds, shone forth
from her upon the world, and drove out the darkness of error; blessed is He who came forth from her and honored and
magnified her memory.
Glory be to the Father...
Peace be with the prophets, architects of the faith, peace be with the apostle, builders of the holy Church, and peace
be with the martyrs, who loved the Lord of peace, and peace be with the holy Church which honors their memory.
The above selected prayers are taken from the Book of Common of the Syrian Church, otherwise known as
the Shimo Namaskaram as translated by Bede Griffiths from Syriac to English. A full copy of the rich
prayers of our tradition can be purchased directly from the publishers at Gorgias Press.