Lilio on Friday

Kauma

Awaken us, Lord, from our sleep in the sloth of sin that we may praise your watchfulness, you who watch and do not sleep; give life to our death in the sleep of death and corruption, that we may adore your compassion, you who live and do not die; grant us in the glorious company of the angels who praise you in heaven, to praise you and bless you in holiness, because you are praised and blessed in heaven and on earth, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always for ever, Amen.

Midnight Psalms

Eniono

Awake, arise, you sons of light, and give glory to the Lord, who by his grace suffered to redeem the creation.

By the prayers and petitions of the virgin mother, Mary, who brought you forth, have pity, Lord, on your Church redeemed by your cross.

By the prayers and petitions of the prophets, apostles, and martyrs make firm the foundation of the holy church.

By the prayers and petitions of the martyrs who suffered and were slain for love of you, have pity, Lord, on your Church redeemed by your cross.

By the prayers and petitions of Mar (X) of noble beauty , have pity, Lord, on your church redeemed by your cross.

Glory be to the Father... Now and ever...

Glory to you, our Savior, and to the Father, who sent you, honor and to the Holy Spirit worship and exaltation.

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison

FIRST KAUMO

Eqbo

I saw three crosses which are different one from another; that on the right is alive and not dead, that on the left is dead and not alive; that in the middle makes me marvel; it is like one who wakes while he sleeps, it is like a son of man who is God.

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison. Lord have mercy upon us, Lord be kind and have mercy, Lord answer us and have mercy upon us. Glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our hope for ever. Barekmor

Qolo

From Rome, the city of kings, to Jerusalem came Helena the Queen to adore the cross; she stopped all the Jews with 'Come, show me the place of the cross'; they answered and said to her: we have a Rabbi, if you take hold of him, he will show you the place where is laid, halleluia, the cross of the Savior.

Glory be to the Father...

Emmanuel our God was hung upon the wood and the mighty Son of the Almighty inclined his head and died; his spirit alone let him on the wood, his essence departed not from his body ; he left his human life not his eternal; the Jews will repent in morning for having crucified the most High, halleluia, woe to them forever.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Son, who by your cross saved your Church from error, grant her your peace and keep her children by the cross of light.

Judas stood up and girded his loins manfully and dug and found three crosses which lay together; the mother of the king was sad because of this, because she did not know which was the cross of the Son of God.

When they placed them one after the other on the dead man, the people cried: living cross, show your power; the dead man saw the cross of light and rose from the bier and all who saw him gave glory to him who raised him up.

By the mercy which had compassion on the thief on the right hand, have compassion on us also, Son of God, and have mercy on us.

Praise of the Cherubim

SECOND KAUMO

Eqbo

In memory of the saints, let us assemble together, my brothers and offer praise to the Lord of the saints, that he may in his mercy make his peace dwell in the world, and that he may gather us with them in their assemblies, so that on the day, when the sign of this majesty is revealed, we may praise him with his saints without ceasing.

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison. Lord have mercy upon us, Lord be kind and have mercy, Lord answer us and have mercy upon us. Glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our hope for ever. Barekmor

Qolo

A perfume rose from the bones of the blessed martyrs and gave pleasure in the heights above to the King of kings, and the Watchers in heaven rejoiced at their endurance; behold, the Church and her children celebrate the day of their festivals

Glory be to the Father...

Today let the bones of the blessed martyrs exult and let the Church rejoice, who celebrates the day of their festival; when the King Christ appears in his great glory, they will enter with him the marriage chamber full of joy.

B'outho of Mar Ephrem

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Lord, have mercy upon us by the power of the martyrs who loved you.

Where the martyrs were slain and their members were divided, there the Holy Spirit descended and made peace amid desolation.

The martyrs sang to the Son in the midst of their sufferings with sorrowful voices, and, behold, the Church and her children sing praise on the day of their festival.

Lord, have mercy on us by the prayer of the martyrs who loved you.

Praise of the Cherubim

THIRD KAUMO

Eqbo

Paradise is the place of the saints; Paradise is the dwelling of the just; Paradise is the habitation of the continent; Paradise is life without end; Paradise is the marriage-feast which does not pass away; blessed is he who is found worthy to have an inheritance there.

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison. Lord have mercy upon us, Lord be kind and have mercy, Lord answer us and have mercy upon us. Glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our Lord; glory be to you, our hope for ever. Barekmor

Qolo

Help us, O God our Savior, halleluia

Rise, help us and deliver us, said Adam, for the Serpent and Even have fallen upon me among the trees and I am overcome y them because of the fruit and I have lost the glory in which I was clothed.

Glory be to the Father...

The evil one has bound me with the chains and fetters of iniquity, and I am tied to sin for a long time; may your compassion, Lord, cut from my limbs the bonds and fetters of sin.

B'outho of Mar Balai

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Renew, full of mercy, your creatures by the resurrection

Give rest and pardon to the dead, Lord, who have slept in your hope, and await your coming

In the bosom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob make them rest, Lord, your servants who have slept in your hope.

Their bodies and their souls shall cry together: blessed is he who has come and will come and raise the dead.

Halleluia, Magnificat, Psalms of Lilio, Commemoration of Saints

Qolo

Behold, the time of prayer, O Mar (X), stand and pray at the head of your flock, as you are accustomed; stretch out your right hand like Moses and blessed your flock, which hearkens to the sounds of your sweet voice.

Glory be to the Father...

Glory to the Father who chose you, O Mar (X), and to the Son who honored your memory, chosen one; worshipful is the Holy Spirit who crowns you, O Mar (X), and on us be mercy by your prayers at all times.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa dareinGrant us a share, Lord, in the memory of your mother an of you saints, and by their prayers have pity on us, Lord, and our departed.

By the mouth of the archangel the judge declared and revealed to Mary that his kingdom should have no end, a hidden mystery between Mary and the angel, which man did not perceive, and, behold, it is inscribed and hung on the summit of the wood.

When the king ascended the cross, salvation appeared and he began to cry and to awaken the captives who were drowned in sleep; he called the dead; go forth from the grave and see my salvation, which brings good tidings to you, for behold I died that you might live.

Above in heaven and here in the Church below may there be a remembrance of the blessed one and of the saints and of the faithful departed.

Hymn of the Angels

Closing Prayer of Lilio

Kauma

 


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.