Ninth Hour on Thursday



Those who died in the Son, who kept his commandments and confessed and believed in him, at his second coming shall inherit the kingdom and life which does not pass away, halleluia and halleluia, and there they shall take their pleasure.

Glory be to the Father...

Like a flash of lightening will be the coming of the Son of God; the graves will burst open and the dead will rise and sing praise, halleluia and halleluia, to the Lord who raises them up.

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.