Commemoration of the Righteous and the Just

الْمَجْدُ للهِ! Praise be to God always!ܬܶܫܒܽܘܚܬܳܐ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ!

Entrance Hymn

In the Paradise of Light

Syriac: msheeho natareh l’eedtokh

or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)

or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)

In the paradise of light and the place of radiant joy,
all the saints are glorified: Mary, and the patriarchs,
the prophets, apostles, martyrs, and the just,
who are loved by God.
Call to life, O Lord, the dead
who received your flesh and blood
and died in true faith.
They now sleep in hope of you.
May their souls find rest and peace with all the saints.
Pardon them and us, we pray.
Mary, Mother of our Lord, on the day your Son appears,
all the children of the Church
will cry out with hymns of praise
and join you in paradise,
that place of joy and eternal life.
At the right hand of your Son
the elect will sing his praise,
and they will rejoice.
They were faithful to his will.
In the kingdom of the saints they celebrate
that great feast which never ends.

Opening Prayers

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Holy Father, you reward the righteous and the just for their true faith and their profession of that faith. You clothe their bodies with glory and their souls with light. Make us worthy of your abundant mercy and grace, that we may find you as they found you and enter with them into the dwellings of light, where we will raise glory and thanks to you, to your only Son, and to your Holy Spirit, forever.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to God the Father, who chose the righteous and the just to preach of his righteousness and justice; and to the Son, to whom the prophets, apostles, martyrs, and confessors bore witness; and to the Holy Spirit, who took care of them and sanctified them with a life of asceticism, fasting, prayer, and good works. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this day of their blessed commemoration, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


Glory and praise to you, O Christ, the Eternal Light, for you give light to the whole world, revealing all truth. You have given to your holy Church the righteous and the just, who preached salvation to all peoples and all nations. They were like lamps of knowledge and holiness, giving light to those who walk the path of life.
The martyrs gave their lives for the truth of your Gospel. The teachers dedicated their lives to study your word and to pass it on faithfully. The nuns, monks, and hermits left everything and followed you. They carried your cross, kept your commandments, and practiced asceticism, fasting, worship, and prayer. They consecrated themselves to a life of service, as angels of purity and mercy, and as the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Now, O Lord, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense, that we may keep their faith and walk in their hope. May we be worthy to share in their happiness and enjoy the vision of your noble face. With them we praise and thank you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Lord, May the Righteous

Syriac: b‘edoneh dsafro 2

Lord, may the righteous
be always present with us until the end
at the final day.
They stand before you
to intercede for sinners and pray for us.
For their sake, hear us.
To Abraham, Lord,
you promised, if you could find ten righteous men,
Sodom you would spare.
Now hear the prayers, Lord,
of prophets and apostles and all the saints.
Spare your flock, we pray.


Lord Jesus, precious in your eyes is the death of your righteous ones. Blessed are they and all your saints, who since their childhood, have kept their bodies and souls pure. They are like fragrant incense in your presence. May the pleasant memory of their lives spread in your holy Church as a living example to all the faithful. With them may we share in the reward of your kingdom and glorify and thank you, forever. Amen.

Qadishat Aloho (Trisagion)

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.

Psalm of the Readings

Syriac: ramremain

Let the Church and her children
sing with joy and celebrate.
They give praise to the Lord God
when they honor all the saints.
Neither kings nor great rulers,
in their majesty and might,
can rejoice as the Church does
when she honors all the saints.
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 to the Hebrews. 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 have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
(Hebrews 12:18-24)

Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar of Lebanon.”
(Psalm 92:13)

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.

Jesus said:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
(Matthew 25:31-46)

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.