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 First Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians. 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:
You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us. You remember our labor and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how pure, upright, and blameless our conduct was toward you believers. As you know, we dealt with each one of you like a father with his children, urging and encouraging you and pleading that you lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers.
(1 Thessalonians 2:1-13)
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 Luke, 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 Evangelist wrote:
Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
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.