Soutoro on Sunday



I am afraid of my sins, Lord, lest they should be a barrier, which will keep me from the garden of delights which is kept for all the saints. Deliver me, Lord, from Gehenna and where you will, there, Lord, let me dwell.

Glory be to the Father...

Glory to you, Jesus our King, because your door is open to those who repent; I am a sinner who beg of your, give me joy by the return of your favor, that I may respond as a harp to you, the giver of all good things.

B'outho of Mar Jacob

Moriyo rahem melain oo aa darein. You who have compassion on sinners, have compassion on us on the day of your judgment.

At your door, compassionate one, those who are afflicted knock; answer their requests in your loving kindness.

Our Father in heaven, we beseech you, receive our service and have mercy upon us.

Lord of those above and hope of those below, receive our service and have mercy upon us.

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.