Soutoro on Friday



We know, Lord, that we have sinned against you and by our faults we have greatly angered you; if justice should unsheathe the sword, may your compassion, Lord, stand up for us; and when, Lord, the end of time shall come, may our end be found in your mercy.

Glory be to the Father...

If a servant has offended his Lord, he will go and take refuge in the friend of his Lord, and because of his prayer and supplication the Lord will forgive the offence of his servant; and we, Lord, take refuge in your cross; may your mercy come quickly to us.

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.

Adam instructed his children clearly what reason called him to go forth from Paradise; he told them of his former authority and of his fall and his exile when he was put to shame.

It is not fitting for the foot that ran to the tree to tread the place of the sanctuary, when it is not clean; and it is not right for the hand that plucked the fruit in Eden to wave over the offering of the Godhead.

Christ, who came and walked on earth and uprooted its thorns, by you exiled Adam was restored to Paradise.

Compline Psalms, Prayer of St. Severus & Praise of the Cherubim

The Nicene Creed


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.