Sixth Hour on Friday



Blessed are you, Mary, whom God chose from your childhood, and magnified your memory; in the midst of his house you were nourished at his table by the bread of the offerings; the priests honored you and the angel gave you the greeting of peace and God descended and dwelt in you.

Glory be to the Father...

Company by company the martyrs entered before the judges and they did not deny Christ; the sword came and slew them and their blood flowed over those who killed them, and their Lord saw their endurance and crowned them; may their prayers be a stronghold for us.

B'outho of Mar Balai

Maneesa of St. Severus


The Nicene Creed


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.