Soutoro on Monday



On the sea of your mercies I gaze, God, the only Son, because my offences are many and my faults have gained strength. Sprinkle me with your cleansing hyssop and wash me in the tears of my eyes. I beseech you, Lord, by the love of Him who begot you, do not let those who hate me mock me, but let the angels rejoice over one sinner who repents of his fault, and let them say: blessed is the Lord, whose door is open to those who repent, halleluiah, by night and by day.

Glory be to the Father...

Lovely was the voice of the sinful woman, when she said to the seller of ointments: give me oil and take gold in payment; give me oil of the best, that I may mix it with the tears of my eyes, and I will go and anoint the first-born from on high, and I trust in God that by this oil, which I have taken from you, my sins and offences will be forgiven. When she took the oil and went, our Lord saw her faith, halleluiah, and forgave her offences.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein. Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, receive our service, and send us from your reasure-house compassion, mercy and forgiveness.

Let not your body stand there and your soul be distracted by affairs, but let your body be a church and your mind a glorious sanctuary.

Great is your glory, Lord of all, beyond the praise of those who praise you, for you have greatly loved our nature; glory to you for our redemption.

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.