Ramsho on Saturday


Evening Psalms


May our God have mercy upon us.
In the evening when the just complete their labors and receive their wages, complete the work of your grace in us and drive away the evil one from us.

Of the Mother of God

Make petition on our behalf, O pride of those who believe, to the only Son, who came forth from you, that he may have mercy on us all.

Of the Saints

May the prophets, who spoke of you by the Spirit, and the apostles, who announced your revelation, and the martyrs who died for love of you, intercede with you; have mercy upon us..

Of a Saint

Your memory, O Mar (X), is here on earth and above in heaven; may those, who honor your memory, be helped by your prayers.

Of Repentance

On your door, O compassionate one, knocks the voice of our petition; do not withhold from your worshippers the answer to their needs.

Of the Departed

May the departed; Lord, who were clothed in you in the waters of baptism, be clothed by your right hand in the garment of glory in your kingdom.


As a father pities his children, halleluiah and halleluiah, the Lord has pity on those who fear him. The days of man are like grass, halleluiah and halleluiah, like the flower of the field so he blooms.


The thunder of the resurrection will thunder over the depths of Sheol, and death will hear it and be dismayed, and the forms which were wasted away will be renewed. Full of mercy, renew your servants who have rested in your hope. Stomen Kalos, Kurielaison.


Abraham presented incense to you and Noah offered you sacrifice; refresh by your grace your servants for whom we present incense.

Glory be to the Father...

In the bosom of Abraham and in the tabernacles of light give a dwelling, Lord God, to your servants who have rested in your hope.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein Give rest to your servants among the just, Son of God, in that kingdom which has no end among the saints..

The generations succeed one another on the way of the world and go one after the other and hasten to depart; behold, they follow one another on the crossing of the great bridge and one presses upon another to reach the end..

In the days of their life men command like God but at the time of their end they all die like beasts; yesterday they were proud kings, exalted and powerful, today they are dead, fallen, cast down and wretched.

Christ who prayed that the cup of death might pass from you, make to pass from us the cup of the second death.

Concluding Prayer



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.