Syriac: msheeho natareh l’eedtokh
or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)
Climb the mountain heights, O Church,
and proclaim with hymns of praise:
From the tomb our Savior rose,
having conquered sin and death.
With joy in his book of Psalms, King David wrote:
“Praise our King and God.
In great glory he arose,
when the trumpet blast was heard."
The Church worships him who has risen from the dead.
Bowing down in awe, she cries, “How blest are you,
for you have redeemed the world."
Resurrection and new life
have been granted from the tomb.
When the women came at dawn,
bearing spices for their Lord,
they saw angels all in white, in dazzling robes
of resplendent light.
Jesus Christ, the Living One,
rose like lightning from the depths.
All praise be to him who descended to the dead,
then ascended to the realms above the earth,
crowned with glory on God’s throne.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Jesus Christ our Lord and God, you spent Saturday resting in the tomb among the dead, and then you shattered the chains of death and rose in victory. Make us worthy to glorify your resurrection at all times, with sure faith, firm hope, and sincere love. We worship and thank you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Lord of redeemed humanity, the Firstborn of those who rose from the dead, and the Good Shepherd who gave the Church shepherds like himself to gather all nations within her. He has promised that he would be with his Church always, to the end of the age. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this day, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.
By your resurrection, O Christ, you completed your work of redemption on earth. You established your Church on your holy apostles, with Peter, the rock of faith, as their head. You entrusted your Church to distribute the fruits of redemption through her sacred Mysteries, and to bring salvation to all people.
Now, O Lord, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense, to keep your Church as one flock, united to you as her Good Shepherd. Call young men and women to serve you and dedicate themselves to the work of evangelization. May they spread your Gospel, teach your children, care for your sick, and serve your poor.
Make us worthy to attain unity of faith and knowledge of you, so that we may reach a more perfect humanity, strive on earth to become more fully like you, and achieve the fullness of your glory in heaven, where we will praise and thank you, and your Father, and your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.
Syriac: lmaryam yoldat aloho
From the tomb our Savior rose in strength and might,
giving his apostles joy on this great day.
From their faces he dispelled all signs of grief
and brought joy to peoples who professed his name.
On this day the guards went to Jerusalem.
Going to the priests, they spoke these words to them:
“Come and see a wonder we cannot describe:
that same tomb you had us guard is full of life!"
On the day when trumpets sound, the dead shall rise
and put on resplendent robes to welcome you.
Christ our Savior, shine your light upon the dead
who received your Body and your precious Blood.
O Christ, during this season of your resurrection, we offer you our prayers and petitions, with the fragrance of our incense, and we join them to all those offered daily in your churches, monasteries and convents throughout the world. Accept them, and make us worthy to celebrate your feasts and receive your heavenly joys, so that we may praise you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.
ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܚܰܝܶܠܬܳܢܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܠܳܐ ܡܳܝܽܘܬܳܐ.
ܡܫܺܚܳܐ ܕܩܳܡ ܡܶܢ ܒܶܝܬ ܡܺܝ̈ܬܶܐ. ܐܶܬܪܰܚܰܡ ܥܠܰܝܢ.
Qadishat Aloho. Qadishat Hayeltono. Qadishat lo moyuto.
MsheeHo deqom men beyt mite, etraHam 3alayn.
You are holy, O God. You are holy, O Strong One. You are holy, O Imortal One.
O Christ, risen from the dead, have mercy on us.
قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا الله، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا قَوِي، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا مَنْ لا يَموتْ
يا مَسِيح الَذِي قَامَ مِنْ بَيْنَ الأَمْوَات، إِرْحَمْنا
Holy and immortal Lord, sanctify our minds and purify our consciences, that we may praise you with purity and listen to your Holy Scriptures. To you be glory forever. Amen.
On a Sunday most holy,
Christ our Savior truly rose.
Death and Satan he conquered,
giving Adam’s children life.
Let your servants, Lord, praise you,
for from death you truly rose.
Let your saints glorify you,
for you gave your children life.
Lord our God, you accepted
what the just had offered you;
now accept, in your mercy,
our pure sacrifice and prayers.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians. Your blessing, Father.
Glory to the Lord of Paul and the apostles! May the mercy of God descend upon the reader and the listeners and upon this parish and her children forever. Amen.
Brothers and Sisters:
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.
Praise be to God always!
“This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice in it and be glad."
Before the proclamation of the Gospel of our Savior, announcing life for our souls, we offer this incense and ask for your mercy, O Lord.
Peace be with you.
And with your spirit.
From the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint John, who proclaimed life to the world.
Let us listen to the proclalation of life and salvation for our souls.
Remain silent, O listeners, for the Holy Gospel is about to be proclaimed to you.
Listen and give glory and thanks to the Word of the living God.
The Apostle wrote:
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."
This is the truth! Peace be with you!
Praise and blessings to Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, for giving us his words of life.