Ninth Hour on Friday
The two worlds belong to you, Lord, both here and there your power extends; keep the living by your cross and have pity
on the departed in your mercy.
Glory be to the Father...
Glory to you, who raise the dead, and glory to you who cause the rise those who are in the grave; glory to you and
the Father who sent you and to the Holy Spirit be praise.
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.