Ninth Hour on Friday



The two worlds belong to you, Lord, both here and there your power extends; keep the living by your cross and have pity on the departed in your mercy.

Glory be to the Father...

Glory to you, who raise the dead, and glory to you who cause the rise those who are in the grave; glory to you and the Father who sent you and to the Holy Spirit be praise.

B'outho of Mar Balai



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.