Syriac: bkhoolhoon safreh
Alleluia! Let us praise the Lord.
Early Sunday morning heaven sings with joy
and the earth is glad,
for the Lord is truly risen from the dead.
On his Father’s right, he sits upon his throne;
angels worship him.
Alleluia! Let us praise the Lord.
Women went on Sunday morning with perfume
to anoint the Lord.
At the tomb an angel clothed in light proclaimed:
"Christ is truly risen from among the dead
in great majesty!"
Alleluia! Let us praise the Lord.
Holy God, the saints in heaven sing your praise
with the Church on earth.
Sanctify us, Holy Lord, and dwell in us,
that we may exalt your name, from age to age,
with the purest love.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Lord Jesus, you are the living Light who transformed darkness into light. Through the blessings of this glorious Sunday, make us worthy to praise you with all those who saw the radiant light of your resurrection. We worship and thank you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Living One, who by his death gave life to his creation. By his resurrection, he saved his Church, gave joy to his flock, brought us back to his Father, and enriched us with the gifts of his Spirit. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this blessed Sunday, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.
Only-begotten Son, you were born of the Father before all ages, and by your creative will you separated light from darkness on this the first day of the week. You fashioned all creation to honor Adam, the image of your majesty.
We praise and thank you and celebrate proclaiming:
Blessed are you, for you appeared in the flesh on earth like us and you lived among us.
Blessed are you, for you were buried and counted among the dead, and you shined your light in the sadness of the tomb.
Blessed are you, for you rose to life, giving good hope to all, and you filled the angels with radiance, and they appeared at your tomb like flashes of lightning.
Now, O Christ, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense, to make us worthy to rejoice in the glory of your radiant resurrection. Breathe life into our departed, and make them worthy to stand at your right hand in your eternal light that you have prepared for those who love you. With them we praise and thank you for your graces, and glorify you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.
Syriac: ehnono noohro shareero
God began to create all things
when he said: "Let there be light,"
and he saw that the light was good.
On this greatest day of days,
God created ranks of fire,
thousands of angelic hosts,
and the seraphim who cried:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord!
Blest are you, O Hidden One!"
Christ our King, at the end of time,
will return triumphantly
with his life-giving cross raised high
as the faithful sing his praise.
Those who crucified the Lord
will be put to shame that day,
and those who did not believe
will be pierced with bitter pain
when they hear the shouts of joy.
God has blessed and has glorified
Sunday as a holy day,
as the first day of all the days,
made for worship and for prayer.
Through it may our minds find joy
and our bodies be refreshed.
May the Spirit fill our souls
with the grace to strengthen us,
so that we may live in Christ.
O Lord, accept the fragrance of our incense and our prayers, and may we become a sweet fragrance through our good works and actions. Hear our petitions, and grant rest to our departed in your dwelling place of joy. O Lord our God, to you be glory, forever. Amen.
ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܚܰܝܶܠܬܳܢܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܠܳܐ ܡܳܝܽܘܬܳܐ. ܐܶܬܪܰܚܰܡ ܥܠܰܝܢ.
Qadishat Aloho. Qadishat Hayeltono. Qadishat lo moyuto. EtraHam 3alayn.
You are holy, O God. You are holy, O Strong One. You are holy, O Imortal One. Have mercy on us.
قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا الله، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا قَوِي، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا مَنْ لا يَموتْ، 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.
Come in peace, blessèd Sunday!
Come in glory, feast so great!
With the angels of heaven
let us sing and celebrate.
Shout with joy from the mountains:
"Sunday is a feast so great!"
Offer praise to the Lord God,
and with angels celebrate.
Blest be God who exalted
Sunday far above all days.
Let the priests read the Gospel;
let us sing our hymns of praise.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians. 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:
This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of Christ. In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God’s grace that was given me by the working of his power. Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ, and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him. I pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.
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 Matthew, 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:
Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon." But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us." He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." He answered, "It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table." Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.
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.