Sapro on Tuesday
Light of the world, Son of God, I have risen early before you, have mercy upon me.
Christ God, splendor of the Father, I have risen early before You, have mercy upon me.
Fearful and glorious, who do marvelous things, I have risen early before You, have mercy upon me.
Because I have sinned and done foolishly and transgressed your commands, I have risen early before you, have mercy upon
You who have compassion on sinners and are pleased with those who repent, I have risen early before you, have mercy upon
Lord of those above and hope of those below, I have risen early before you, have mercy upon me.
Glory be to the Father... Now and ever...
Unity which is worshiped in Trinity, I have risen early before you, have mercy upon me.
In the joyous light the angels serve Your Godhead, and at the appearance of morning all the creation hastens to worship
Your majesty. Stomen Kalos, Kurieleison
According to the will of God
At the time of morning when the doors of heaven are open to prayer, receive, Lord, our service and answer in your mercy
to our requests; give hope and salvation to the souls which entreat you.
Of the Mother of God
The peace of the Father was sent from on high by the hand of Gabriel to blessed Mary; the moth of the faming one was
full when he announced peace to her and said: the Lord is with you and shall come forth from you.
Of the Saints
Peace be with you, prophets, peace be with you, apostles, and peace be with you, martyrs, who loved the Lord of peace;
and peace be with the holy Church in which dwell the sons of peace.
Of a Saint
Our father, Mar (X), you acquired feathers and swift wings; by the feathers you will win your reward and by the wings
you will fly to the heights, and you will go forth to meet your Lord by your life of perfection.
Lord, may Your kingdom come, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, forgive us our sins and offences and do
not lead us into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Of the Departed
Let us remember our fathers and brothers, who taught us while they were living to be children of God; may the Son of
God give them reset in the kingdom of heaven with the just and the righteous.
Do not be envious of the evildoers, halleluia and do not be jealous of those who do wrong. Trust in God and do
good, halleluia, dwell on the earth and seek faith.
Glory be to the Father... Now and forever...
At the time of morning the creation hastens to worship Him who has driven the darkness from it, and sings praise:
glory to You, O God. Stomen Kalos, Kurieleison
At the time of morning the dove was sent from the side of Noah, the just, because of the waters of flood; and the
dove returned to the ark bearing a leaf of olive, the sing of peace and tranquility.
Glory be to the Father...
In the time of morning Moses, the elect, prayed on Mount Sinai, and there God answered him; and gave him a rod,
and authority, that he should descend to deliver Israel from slavery to the Egyptians..
B'outho of Mar Jacob
Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein. Lord have mercy upon us on this passing morning.
In the morning the creatures come and knock at your door, O compassionate One; that you may give them from
your treasure-house compassion and mercy and forgiveness.
From morning to morning I have sought your salvation, O lover of men; on Your great morning when You come, make us to
stand at Your right hand.
As the dove returned to the side of Noah, the just, bearing a leaf of olive. So let our prayer return carrying
compassion and mercy.
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.