Ninth Hour on Sunday



With the blessed martyr who loved you, and with the saints, who were pleasing to you by their way or life, make memory of our departed; grant them to stand at your right hand, halleluia, and give them rest

Glory be to the Father...

The holy church beseeched you on behalf of her children, while she cries in pain and says: Let them not inherit Gehenna, Lord, who were clothed in you in the waters of baptism, halleluia, and let them be raise up by you.

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.