Sixth Hour on Thursday



Let a good memory be made in the four quarters of the creation of the pure virgin Mary, who became the mother of God, and he honored and magnified her memory; may her prayer be a stronghold to us.

Glory be to the Father...

By the prayer of the prophets and apostles, and the martyrs who were slain in your hope and the holy fathers and the doctors of orthodox faith, make your peace and tranquility to dwell in the four quarters of the creation.

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.