Lilio on Saturday

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

To the honor and glory of your mercy we have risen to sing to you; Lord of all, to you the praise..

In your mercy, Lord, magnify the memory of your mother, the virgin Mary, who brought you forth and help us by her prayers.

In your mercy, Lord, magnify the memory of the prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and help us by their prayers.

In your mercy, Lord, magnify the memory of the fathers and renowned doctors and help us by their prayers.

In your mercy, Lord magnify the member of Mar (X), of noble grace and help us by his prayers.

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

We present a new praise to your mercy and songs of thanksgiving to your worshipful and holy name.

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison

FIRST KAUMO

Eqbo

It was not one that the Father brought forth and another that Mary brought forth, but him, whom the Father brought forth, the virgin also brought forth; and his birth from the Father was spiritual but his birth from the virgin was in the flesh.

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

Like the smoke of sweet incense may the memory of your mother give you pleasure, Lord, who brought you forth in virginity, in purity and holiness; make memory of her, Lord, here in the Church and above in heaven.

Glory be to the Father...

Glory to the Father, who chose you from the beginning, holy virgin; to his Son, Jesus, thanksgiving, who was pleased to take flesh from you; and to the Holy Spirit praise, who made you his temple and descended and dwelt in you.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein May your prayer be with us, O blessed one, may your prayer be with us; may the Lord hear your prayers and have pity on us.

Come, you who have discernment, and with great love and faith let us honor the festival of the blessed virgin Mary with prolonged watching and unceasing standing at prayer; for a double reward is given to him, who honors her.

May the strong one, who strengthen you, strengthen our assembly in your praise, and may he summon us to the marriage-chamber of light by your prayers; may the Lord count among the companies of the angels the living and the dead, who have honored your festival and taken refuge in your prayers.

By the prayers of her, who carried you for nine months, Son of God, remove from us the rod of wrath.

Praise of the Cherubim

SECOND KAUMO

Eqbo

Blessed are you, holy ones, who are blessed in the gospel of the Son, and, behold, your names are written in the book of life; blessed is he who honors you and shares in your commemorations.

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

How lovely is your remembrance and how fair and pleasant is the day of your festivals, you who made the cross a bridge and came to the land of life; the Holy Spirit rejoiced over you and wove and placed crowns upon your heads.

Glory be to the Father...

You are physicians, blessed martyrs, to him who believes; blessed is he, who honors you and takes part in your festivals; he shall be invited to your assembly and with you eh shall inherit life forever.

B'outho of Mar Ephrem

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Lord, have mercy upon us by prayer of your servants.

May the prophets, who spoke of you by the Spirit, the apostles, who announced your revelation and the martyrs, who died for your love, plead for us; have mercy upon us.

Pray for us, holy ones, before him whose will you did, that he may withdraw and remove from us the scourge and rod of wrath.

Lord, have mercy on us by the prayer of your servants.

Praise of the Cherubim

THIRD KAUMO

Eqbo

Among the trees of Paradise sleep charmed me and I slept, and a wind breathed and the trees were stirred, and a sweet voice fell on my ears, and I knew that my sins were forgiven.

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

Remember us and do not forget us.

Christ, do not disregard us and do not turn away from your worshippers; for we have take refuge in you. Lead us in the way of life and make us worthy, Lord, to sing praise to you, by night and by day.

Glory be to the Father...

When the sound of the horn is heard in the heights and the voice of the trumpet sounds, the graves and the rocks shall be rent and all the dead shall rise; have compassion on us, Lord, at that hour and raise us up at your right hand.

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

By the prayer of Mar (X), may the Lord remove wrath from the earth and make his peace and tranquility dwell in the Church and in the four quarters of the world; and may the assembly which honors his memory be kept at all times from all harm.

Glory be to the Father...

Holy one, who are hallowed by the holy in heaven and on earth, who bestowed on the holy Mar (X) the gifts of the Spirit, bestow on us by his prayers healing of disease and forgiveness of offences.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein have mercy upon us by the prayer of your mother and your saints.

The Son, was brought forth divinely from the Father in a spiritual manner, the virgin Mary brought forth in purity in the flesh; and he dwelt in her womb in secret and came forth from her openly, and, behold, her memory is honored gloriously for ever.

Call with your voice of command they shall rise swiftly, all those who ate you flesh in purity and drank your blood worthily; when you come suddenly to pass judgment in righteousness, may they enter with you in readiness the marriage-chamber of light in joy.

By the prayer of your mother and your saints have pity on us and our 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.