Ninth Hour on Tuesday



O you who died in Christ, do not be grieved, for behold, the resurrection has come and the day of retribution; you shall rise from your graves without corruption and go forth with speed to meet the Son of the King; ; you shall be clothed in a garment of glory and shall sing praise before him; O resurrection of the sons of Adam, have pity and mercy upon us.

Glory be to the Father...

It was the custom of the just of old, that for three days they should offer incense for the departed; and when our Lord Jesus was placed in the tomb and enshrouded by the Holy Spirit by angels and men, they offered incense for him the living, who created Adam from dust; to your servants for whom we offer incense give rest in your mercy.

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.