Ninth Hour on Monday



Of all the departed who descended to be clothed in you in baptism, who ate your flesh and drank your blood and slept in your hope, make memory Lord, here and above in heaven and give rest to their spirits.

Glory be to the Father...

The Lord of Adam, the son of Adam and the creator of Adam, humbled himself and descended to visit him among the departed and promised him: I will come and will raise up your death and you shall return to your inheritance.

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.