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Sunday Morning Prayer

Feast Days & Memorials

Sunday prayers are prayed at time of Feast Days & Memorials

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Sunday Morning Prayer

for Sundays, Feast Days, & Memorials

Priest:  Make us worthy, O Lord our God, that, according to the will of your divinity and your glorious majesty, we may serve you purely and diligently, attentively and earnestly, justly and uprightly, in holiness and without fault. May it be, O Lord, that our service be to your satisfaction, our prayer to your appeasement, our imploring for your honor, and our supplication for your reconciliation. And may the mercy and the compassion of your divinity be for the remission of the debts of your people, and the forgiveness of the sins of all the sheep of your flock, whom you have chosen for yourself in your grace and in your mercy, O  Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People:  Amen. Barikh-Mar.

Priest:  Enlighten us, O Lord, in your light, gladden us by your coming, delight us in your salvation, and let us share in your mysteries. Grant, and make us worthy, that with the heavenly assemblies clothed with light and the legions of angels, with hymns filled with thanksgiving, we may sing praise to your glorious Trinity. O creator with dominion over all! O creator who is not in need of the service of creatures! O creator of light in his grace, and orderer of darkness in his wisdom, knowledge and divinity which is incomprehensible to the spiritual and the physical, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People:  Amen.

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!

O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!

       Glorify the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord in gladness!

O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!

Enter before him with praise.

Know that he is the Lord our God.

He is our maker, it was not we.

We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise

Give thanks to him and bless his name,

for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,

and his faithfulness is unto the ages.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.

From age to age, amen, amen.

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!

       O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  Make us all worthy, O Lord, in your grace and mercy, to rejoice and delight in the glorious light of your revelation and the joyful dawning of your coming, that which all the creatures you have created look to, hope for and await, with all the true children of your mysteries in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Morning Hymn of Mar Ephrem

Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

*Jesus Christ our sovereign Lord,

     dawning from the Father’s womb

     came and brought us out of darkness

     bright’ning us with his radiant light!

*Day has dawned upon mankind,

     and the power of darkness fled;

     brightness dawning from his radiant

     light has darkened our darkened eyes.

*His glory he dawned on earth

     brightening the lowest depths;

     death was darkened, darkness banished,

     and the gates of Sheol were destroyed.

*He enlightened all his works,

     which had been in dark before,

     and the dead who had been buried,

     rose and praise, for they had been saved.

*He, the savior, gave us life,

     to the Father’s womb returned;

     he will come again in glory,

     bright’ning those who bide his return.

*Our king will come again!

     Let us light our lamps and go,

     ready to rejoice in him,

     as he rejoiced, and so we!

*Let us lift up praise to him,

     to the Father giving thanks,

     who in mercy sent him to us,

     our salvation and all our hope.

*Without warning his day dawns,

     and his saints are all awake,

     and all those who labored, wearied,

     and prepared are lighting their lamps.

*All the watchers in the heights

     laud the glory of the just,

     placing crowns upon their heads,

     and all are singing Halleluiah!

*Brethren, rise up and prepare,

     give thanks to our savior king,

     who in glory will return and

     gladden us with his radiant light!

Morning Hymn of Mar Narsai

The Light of the dawning of Christ has gladdened heaven and earth.

*Falsehood, like a pitch-black dark,

     had been spread across the world,

     but the light of the Messiah

     dawned and gave the world clarity.

*History, from Adam on,

     had resembled darkest night,

     and the day of Christ’s unveiling

     was the daylight hours’ running-course.

*The Lord had even compared

     morning to his preaching’s start,

     and the evening to the ending,

     when the world will rest from its work.

*Priests and kings and prophets had

     waited with this hope in mind,

     and the maker gave them harbor

     in the day that he was revealed.

*In his day all creatures rest,

     who had once been crushed in sin,

     and the world begins to ponder

     the meaning of all future things.

*The new covenant he gave

     to all who accept his creed,

     and with his own blood he sealed it,

     that his promise might never fail.

*With his promised paradise,

     he made fast the course of man,

     and behold, on earth and heaven

     all await his coming again.

*The new coming of the king

     who rules from our race has neared:

     come, let us prepare to meet him

     with the hosts of heaven above!

*Let us take the oil of love

     for that day filled with despair,

     lest we hear the voice then saying,

     “begone, I know not of your works.”

*While we live, then, let us work

     in the vineyard of the Word,

     that we may then hear the voice

     which says: “Come and receive what was vowed!”

*Let us fix our mind’s sojourn

     with the hope of life to come,

     and arrive, through love and

     faith, then, at the harbor of all delights!

Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

Daniel 3:57-88

Bless the Lord, all your works of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!

Bless the Lord, O angels of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, O waters above the hevens!

Bless the Lord, O hosts of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, O sun and moon!

Bless the Lord, O stars of heaven!

     Bless the Lord, O rain and dew!

Bless the Lord, all you winds!

     Bless the Lord, O fire and heat!

Bless the Lord, O night and day!

     Bless the Lord, O light and darkness!

Bless the Lord, O cold and heat!

     Bless the Lord, O ice and snow!

Bless the Lord, O lightning and cloud!

     Bless the Lord, O all the earth!

Bless the Lord, O mountains and hills!

     Bless the Lord, all that grows on the earth!

Bless the Lord, O seas and rivers!

     Bless the Lord, O springs of water!

Bless the Lord, O fish and all that move in the sea!

     Bless the Lord, all your birds of the sky!

Bless the Lord, all animals, wild and tame!

     Bless the Lord, O sons of men!

Bless the Lord, O sons of men!

     Bless the Lord, those of the house of Israel!

Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, O servants of the Lord!

Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the just!

     Bless the Lord, O innocent and humble of heart!

Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael!

     Bless the Lord, O apostles and prophets of the Lord!

Bless the Lord, O martyrs of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord!

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

     From age to age, amen, amen.

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord!

     Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  We glorify, exalt, sing halleluiah, and praise the hidden and mysterious, blessed, and incomprehensible nature of your glorious Trinity at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

People: Amen.

Hymn of Glorification of MAr Theodore the Interpreter

Glory to God in the highest! (repeat)

On earth, peace!

Good hope to the sons of men!

We adore you!

We glorify you!

We exalt you!

O being without beginning!

O secret, incomprehensible nature!

O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

King of kings!

Lord of lords!

Who dwells in radiant light!

That which no man on earth has seen!

Nor is able to see!

Holy alone!

Almighty alone!

Immortal alone!

We give thanks to you!

Through the mediator of our benefits,

Jesus Christ!

The savior of the world!

The Son of the most high!

The living lamb of God!

Who takes away the sin of the world!

Have mercy on us!

Who sits at the right hand of his Father!

Accept our pleading!

For you are our God!

You are our Lord!

You are our king!

You are our savior!

You are the forgiver of our sins!

The eyes of all men look to you,

Jesus Christ!

Glory to God your Father!

To you and to the Holy Spirit!

Forever, amen!

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Morning Prayers

 

Sunday Morning Prayer

for Sunday, Fest Days & Memorials

Priest:  Make us worthy, O Lord our God, that, according to the will of your divinity and your glorious majesty, we may serve you purely and diligently, attentively and earnestly, justly and uprightly, in holiness and without fault. May it be, O Lord, that our service be to your satisfaction, our prayer to your appeasement, our imploring for your honor, and our supplication for your reconciliation. And may the mercy and the compassion of your divinity be for the remission of the debts of your people, and the forgiveness of the sins of all the sheep of your flock, whom you have chosen for yourself in your grace and in your mercy, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen. Barikh-Mar
Priest:  Enlighten us, O Lord, in your light, gladden us by your coming, delight us in your salvation, and let us share in your mysteries. Grant, and make us worthy, that with the heavenly assemblies clothed with light and the legions of angels, with hymns filled with thanksgiving, we may sing praise to your glorious Trinity. O creator with dominion over all! O creator who is not in need of the service of creatures! O creator of light in his grace, and orderer of darkness in his wisdom, knowledge and divinity which is incomprehensible to the spiritual and the physical, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  Make us all worthy, O Lord, in your grace and mercy, to rejoice and delight in the glorious light of your revelation and the joyful dawning of your coming, that which all the creatures you have created look to, hope for and await, with all the true children of your mysteries in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Morning Hymn of Mar Ephrem
Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

*Jesus Christ our sovereign Lord,
dawning from the Father’s womb
came and brought us out of darkness
bright’ning us with his radiant light!

*Day has dawned upon mankind,
and the power of darkness fled;
brightness dawning from his radiant
light has darkened our darkened eyes.

*His glory he dawned on earth
brightening the lowest depths;
death was darkened, darkness banished,
and the gates of Sheol were destroyed.

*He enlightened all his works,
which had been in dark before,
and the dead who had been buried,
rose and praise, for they had been saved.

*He, the savior, gave us life,
to the Father’s womb returned;
he will come again in glory,
bright’ning those who bide his return.

*Our king will come again!
Let us light our lamps and go,
ready to rejoice in him,
as he rejoiced, and so we!

*Let us lift up praise to him,
to the Father giving thanks,
who in mercy sent him to us,
our salvation and all our hope.

*Without warning his day dawns,
and his saints are all awake,
and all those who labored, wearied,
and prepared are lighting their lamps.

*All the watchers in the heights
laud the glory of the just,
placing crowns upon their heads,
and all are singing Halleluiah!

*Brethren, rise up and prepare,
give thanks to our savior king,
who in glory will return and
gladden us with his radiant light!

Morning Hymn of Mar Narsai
The Light of the dawning of Christ has gladdened heaven and earth.

*Falsehood, like a pitch-black dark,
had been spread across the world,
but the light of the Messiah
dawned and gave the world clarity.

*History, from Adam on,
had resembled darkest night,
and the day of Christ’s unveiling
was the daylight hours’ running-course.

*The Lord had even compared
morning to his preaching’s start,
and the evening to the ending,
when the world will rest from its work.

*Priests and kings and prophets had
waited with this hope in mind,
and the maker gave them harbor
in the day that he was revealed.

*In his day all creatures rest,
who had once been crushed in sin,
and the world begins to ponder
the meaning of all future things.

*The new covenant he gave
to all who accept his creed,
and with his own blood he sealed it,
that his promise might never fail.

*With his promised paradise,
he made fast the course of man,
and behold, on earth and heaven
all await his coming again.

*The new coming of the king
who rules from our race has neared:
come, let us prepare to meet him
with the hosts of heaven above!

*Let us take the oil of love
for that day filled with despair,
lest we hear the voice then saying,
“begone, I know not of your works.”

*While we live, then, let us work
in the vineyard of the Word,
that we may then hear the voice
which says: “Come and receive what was vowed!”

*Let us fix our mind’s sojourn
with the hope of life to come,
and arrive, through love and
faith, then, at the harbor of all delights!

Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

Daniel 3:57-88

Bless the Lord, all your works of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O angels of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O waters above the hevens!
Bless the Lord, O hosts of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O sun and moon!
Bless the Lord, O stars of heaven!
Bless the Lord, O rain and dew!
Bless the Lord, all you winds!
Bless the Lord, O fire and heat!
Bless the Lord, O night and day!
Bless the Lord, O light and darkness!
Bless the Lord, O cold and heat!
Bless the Lord, O ice and snow!
Bless the Lord, O lightning and cloud!
Bless the Lord, O all the earth!
Bless the Lord, O mountains and hills!
Bless the Lord, all that grows on the earth!
Bless the Lord, O seas and rivers!
Bless the Lord, O springs of water!
Bless the Lord, O fish and all that move in the sea!
Bless the Lord, all your birds of the sky!
Bless the Lord, all animals, wild and tame!
Bless the Lord, O sons of men!
Bless the Lord, O sons of men!
Bless the Lord, those of the house of Israel!
Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O servants of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the just!
Bless the Lord, O innocent and humble of heart!
Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael!
Bless the Lord, O apostles and prophets of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O martyrs of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord!
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  We glorify, exalt, sing halleluiah, and praise the hidden and mysterious, blessed, and incomprehensible nature of your glorious Trinity at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Glorification of MAR Theodore the Interpreter

Glory to God in the highest! (repeat)
On earth, peace!
Good hope to the sons of men!
We adore you!
We glorify you!
We exalt you!
O being without beginning!
O secret, incomprehensible nature!
O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
King of kings!
Lord of lords!
Who dwells in radiant light!
That which no man on earth has seen!
Nor is able to see!
Holy alone!
Almighty alone!
Immortal alone!
We give thanks to you!
Through the mediator of our benefits,
Jesus Christ!
The savior of the world!
The Son of the most high!
The living lamb of God!
Who takes away the sin of the world!
Have mercy on us!
Who sits at the right hand of his Father!
Accept our pleading!
For you are our God!
You are our Lord!
You are our king!
You are our savior!
You are the forgiver of our sins!
The eyes of all men look to you,
Jesus Christ!
Glory to God your Father!
To you and to the Holy Spirit!
Forever, amen!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

 

Monday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

 

Tuesday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

 

Wednesday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

 

Thursday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

 

Friday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.

 

Saturday Morning Prayer

Opening Prayer:  All the creatures you have created, O Lord, enter before you; they kneel and adore you, sing and hallow you, ask and entreat you, implore and beseech you, confess and glorify you, for by your command were they constructed, and through your will they came to be; for you are the cause of their existence, and the breath and source of our lives, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  It is the duty, O Lord, of heaven, earth, and all therein to thank, adore, and glorify you for all of your benefits and graces toward us, you whose greatness cannot be repaid, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

In the morning, you hear my voice, O Lord, and

in the morning I prepare and present myself to you.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, & to the Holy Spirit

from age to age, amen, amen.

To you, Lord of all, our thanksgiving,

and to you, Jesus Christ, our praise,

for you are the giver of life to our bodies

and the savior of our souls.

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  To you who raises our bodies in his mercy, and who aids and saves the souls with the kind command of his will, the great king of glory, the being who exists from eternity, do we give thanks, adore, and glorify at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Praise

Glory to you, our God!

Thanksgiving to you, our maker!

We bless you, our fashioner!

O tender Lord!

O merciful God!

O compassionate creator!

O savior, our guardian!

Our helper and upholder!

We adore you, O Lord,

for patient is your Spirit and great is your grace!

O merciful one, forgive us & have pity on us!

Turn to us in the greatness of your mercy!

Our support and mighty stronghold!

O Lord our God, show us your face,

and we shall be saved!

O accepter of the repentant in his mercy:

accept our prayer and our supplication!

O hearer of the voice of his adorers:

let our imploring come before you,

and have mercy on us!

O forgiver of the debts of mortals in his pity:

forgive us our debts and sins in your pity!

O absolver of the sins of mankind in his grace:

absolve our many sins, and have mercy on us!

O good hope of mankind,

grant us peace and serenity,

that we may confess your Trinity,

O Lord of all, forever, amen.

Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  O compassionate one, whose name is holy, who is good and just from everlasting, overflowing with loving-kindness and mercy; pour forth, O Lord and God, the compassion of the kindness of your love on the souls of your faithful, who call and beseech you, at all times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Barikh Mar.
Priest:  Bless, O Lord, your servants, in your compassion, and keep your faithful from all harm through the overflowing abundance of your mercy. Shepherd, guide, help, and protect our lives beneath the caring wings of your love. Save, rescue, and deliver our bodies and souls from the evil one and his hosts, at all seasons and times, O Lord of all: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Onyatha d-Sahde

In the morning, you will hear my voice: At morning time, when the doors on high are opened to prayer, receive our pleading, Lord, and respond to our petitions in your mercy. Grant hope and salvation to the souls who wait for you.

And in the morning, I will be ready and will appear before you: The morning of our Lord arrived and suddenly our savior is revealed and gives a just reward to the righteous. Blessed is he who has prospered, worked in the vineyard of Christ, and has received his reward abundantly.

Be strong and your heart will triumph: In the morning, the martyrs in the judgment hall comfort one another and say, “The Lord is our help and we do not fear what any man does to us, whose crown and power will end. But the kingdom of the Lord is forever.”

He will bring judgment for those who suffer: In the morning, the faithful Shmony offered prayer to God, “O God, bring justice for me against Antiochus the wicked, who kills my sons as lambs and threatens me like a lion.”

The camp of the angels of the Lord: At morning time, the martyrs, who were a multitude of saints, went forth from prison saying, “Be quick, O king, to cut off our heads, so that we may depart and go up to heaven to our Lord who waits for us.”

For he has done a marvelous thing: A marvel was achieved from one end of the world to the other in the beloved child Qiryaqos, who, at the age of three years, grace overshadowed him, and he was strengthened in the faith.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: At morning time, the heavenly and earthly creatures give glory to you, O Son, who sits at the right hand, for at the sound of the trumpet, the old, the young, and the children are awakened, whom you have created for your glory.

From age to age, amen, amen: Blessed is he, who commerced as you traded, O patron saint, and has collected spiritual riches, who also filled his ship with all blessings and steered the vessel to the assembly of all the just.

Let all the people say amen and amen: O Lord, your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the bread of our need and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

After Martyr Prayers

* As morning dawns, we praise you, Lord, for you have saved your whole creation. In mercy grant a day of peace; bestow forgiveness for our sins.
* May you not ever cut off hope, nor shut the door before our face. Do not withhold your care from us, for you alone know our weakness.
* Sow love, peace, and harmony, uphold our priests and calm our kings, heal all our sick and guard the strong, forgive the sins of all mankind.
* We awake in the morning and adore the Father, lift up praise to the Son, and confess the Holy Spirit.
* May the grace of the Father, the mercy of the Son, and the compassion of the Spirit, the Trinitarian mystery, be for our benefit all of our days.
* In you is our help, O true doctor, supporter. Apply the medicine of your mercy and heal our wounds, lest we perish completely.
* Without your help, we become even weaker. O Christ, support of those who fulfill his will, protect your adorers, that they keep your commands.
* Let us plead in groaning and beg for mercy, asking forgiveness from the merciful one, who opens his door to all who turn toward him.
* Day after day, I promise you that tomorrow I will repent, but my days pass away and are gone, and my sins remain. O Christ, forgive me, and have mercy on me!
* Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Final Blessing:  May your grace dawn upon us, O Lord, when your justice judges us, and may your mercy come to our aid on the day that your greatness dawns, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.