Ramsho on Thursday


Evening Psalms


I will go to your house in reverence and pay my vows to you halleluiah.
In the evening we have come to your house, Lord, to ask for mercy, compassion and forgiveness of sins; in the morning may we come and worship you, our Savior, because you are He who has compassion on sinners in their guilt.

Of the Mother of God

Blessed one, who became the mother of God in purity and holiness without marriage, beg for mercy on this day of your remembrance, that it may bring rest to the dead and hope to the living.

Of the Saints

Peace be with your dwelling, holy ones, merchants who brought life to the sons of men; open the treasury of your prayers to those in need and keep the place in which you dwell from harm.

Of a Saint

Your splendor made those on high marvel, Mar (X) and your great name is celebrated among those below; your Lord, when he saw the beauty of your way of life, honored and magnified your memory; may your prayer be with us.

Of Repentance

God, who are pure and a lover of the pure grant us purity of heart at all times and remove from us vain concerns and all thoughts and cares that are not pleasing to you.

Of the Departed

Raise the dead, who received your body, O our Savior, and drank the cup of salvation, of your precious blood, raise them from the grave without corruption and clothe them in glory, those who wait for you.


Lord, hear my prayer, halleluiah, and let my cry come before you.

Because my days are consumed in smoke, halleluiah, and my bones are white as if they were burned.


Receive, Lord, our service and our prayers like those of Moses and Elijah and like those of Aaron the glorious priest, and to you belongs the praise of God. Stomen Kalos, Kurielaison.


How good and lovely

The light of day is ending, bring to completion your grace in us; remove from us the evil one who at every hour lays snares for us; may Your cross be our guard and protection by night and by day.

Glory be to the Father...

Behold the Watchers on high give ear to the voice of the service of those on earth, and they say: how sweet is the voice of the children of the earthly Adam, who sing praise with harps of the spirit and offer thanksgiving.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein We call upon you, Lord our Lord, come to our help; hear our petition and have mercy on our souls.

Lord, have pity on me and I will live by the mercy from your right hand, and let me not be tormented like the rich man in Gehenna; grant me to pass on a ship of water through the sea of fire, and let not the grievous place of fire harm me.

Let me not, Lord, beg water there from Abraham, where it is known that he who asks does not have it given him; if the path of fire is my lot on account of the guilt of my hands, let me see you there like Hananiah as a fourth amid the flames.

Christ who have authority over the kingdom and over Gehenna, deliver us, Lord from Gehenna and have mercy upon us.

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.