Third Hour on Sunday



Lord our Lord, in the likeness of a gardener Mary saw you, when you rose from the grave and she answered and said to you; if you have taken away the Son, tell me where he is and I will go and take him away; and our Lord said: I am he who has risen, go and tell my disciples that I have risen.

Glory be to the Father...

On the first day of the week, which is the first-born of days, he rose from the grave, and the first-born from on high, and raised up with him Adam, who is the first-born of all mankind and made him ascend to his Father, halleluia; you sons of Adam, give praise to the Lord of Adam, who came and delivered you.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein. Lord, have mercy upon us; 'Son, who by your resurrection delivered us; Christ, who by your resurrection redeemed us,' have pity on us and our departed.

On Sunday, the great day, the living one rose from within the grace and ascended and sat down on high at the right hand of him who sent him.



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.