Boutho of Mar Balai 9th Hour

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Renew, full of mercy, your creatures by the resurrection

Give rest and pardon to the dead, Lord, who have slept in your hope, and await your coming

In the bosom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob make them rest, Lord, your servants who have slept in your hope.

Their bodies and their souls shall cry together: blessed is he who has come and will come and raise the dead.


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.