Sixth Hour on Tuesday
Mary saw the angel like a mighty flash of lightning, who spoke to her softly: Peace be with you, Mary, the Lord is with
you; the power from on high shall rest upon you, and the Holy Spirit shall dwell in you.
Glory be to the Father...
Be to us a stronghold and a house of refuge, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, against the evil one and his powers, and
may the company of those who honor your bones be blessed by your prayers and with you may they inherit the kingdom.
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.