Third Sunday of Great Lent
The Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman

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

Entrance Hymn

Her Life Flowed Out

Syriac: toobaik ‘eedto

Her life flowed out
with the blood that flowed from her.
Pain and sorrow filled her days.
Doctors disillusioned her;
healing was a dream she chased,
and her world was dark as night.
Yet she was determined still,
so she touched the cloak of Christ,
and his love embraced her faith.
She obtained a cure at last.
Praise to the Lord!
The Physician came to earth
for the sake of Adam’s race,
and he made his dwelling here
to bring healing through his grace.
When the woman touched his cloak,
the Lord showed his love to her:
“Daughter, your faith made you well.
Go in peace, you have been healed."
Singing praise, she went her way.

Opening Prayers

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

Jesus Christ, our Lord, you are almighty and have power over the universe. To the crowd pressing upon you, you said: “Power has gone out from me." Then, to the hemorrhaging woman who was healed by touching the fringe of your clothes, you said: “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace." Now we ask you to heal us from every sin, that we may stand with purity before you all the days of our lives. We raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Father, who had compassion on all people and sent his only-begotten Son to save them; and to the only-begotten Son, who bandaged their wounds and poured healing ointment on them; and to the life-giving Holy Spirit, who sanctifies those who take refuge in him. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this blessed Sunday, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


All powerful and almighty Father, long ago you spoke to our ancestors in various ways, but at the appointed time you sent your beloved Son to us. Through his words and miracles, he taught us about you and commanded us to love one another. We thank you for all that you have given us through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
We glorify you, O Father, the Lord of life and salvation. You are the Holy One who knows what lies in the hearts of those who love you, and you heal the pains of those who take refuge in you. As your only-begotten Son healed the paralytic and the blind man, the hemorrhaging woman and the lame man, heal us and fill our souls with calm and peace, as your Son calmed the surging waves.
Now, O Lord, we implore you, with the fragrance of this incense, for all those who are suffering. Pour the balm of your consolation on their wounded hearts. Watch over them with your fatherly eye, lest in their trials and suffering they stray from your love. Raise your right hand and bless also those who are healthy, so that joy may dwell in the hearts of all. We raise glory and praise to you, to your Son, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Though Cherubim Fear

Syriac: bo’ooto dmor ya’qoob (Lent)

Though cherubim fear the One who
is clothed with fire,
a woman takes hold of his cloak
and is not burnt.
Though fiery ranks tremble in awe
before their Lord,
this woman who kisses his cloak
fears not at all.
Praise to the One, whose face angels
cannot behold,
who, here below, shows no rage when
his cloak is touched.
All those on earth and in heaven
now worship him.
From every mouth he created
let there be praise!


O Physician, Lover of all people, we thank you for your compassion, for you have bandaged the wounds of our suffering humanity. Heal the sick and comfort the sorrowful. Accept our prayers as you accepted the plea of the hemorrhaging woman. Bless our community that prays to you. We believe that you are our Savior and Redeemer, and we await the day of your glorious resurrection. To you be glory and thanks, 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

In great anguish a woman
came to Christ and touched his cloak.
While the crowds pressed around him,
she was cured and made it known.
Hear, O peoples and nations:
she approached and touched his cloak.
All on earth, be attentive:
she was cured and made it known.
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 Second Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. 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:
I have great confidence in you, I have great pride in you; I am filled with encouragement, I am overflowing with joy all the more because of all our affliction. For even when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted in every way--external conflicts, internal fears. But God, who encourages the downcast, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus, and not only by his arrival but also by the encouragement with which he was encouraged in regard to you, as he told us of your yearning, your lament, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more. For even if I saddened you by my letter, I do not regret it; and if I did regret it ((for) I see that that letter saddened you, if only for a while), I rejoice now, not because you were saddened, but because you were saddened into repentance; for you were saddened in a godly way, so that you did not suffer loss in anything because of us. For godly sorrow produces a salutary repentance without regret, but worldly sorrow produces death. For behold what earnestness this godly sorrow has produced for you, as well as readiness for a defense, and indignation, and fear, and yearning, and zeal, and punishment. In every way you have shown yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
(2 Corinthians 7:4-11)

Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“Let the peoples praise you, O God let all the peoples praise you."
(Psalm 67:4)

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 Apostle Evangelist wrote Jesus said:
When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. And a man named Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came forward. He fell at the feet of Jesus and begged him to come to his house, because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. As he went, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years, who (had spent her whole livelihood on doctors and) was unable to be cured by anyone, came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. Immediately her bleeding stopped. Jesus then asked, "Who touched me?" While all were denying it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds are pushing and pressing in upon you." But Jesus said, "Someone has touched me; for I know that power has gone out from me." When the woman realized that she had not escaped notice, she came forward trembling. Falling down before him, she explained in the presence of all the people why she had touched him and how she had been healed immediately. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace." While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer." On hearing this, Jesus answered him, "Do not be afraid; just have faith and she will be saved." When he arrived at the house he allowed no one to enter with him except Peter and John and James, and the child's father and mother. All were weeping and mourning for her, when he said, "Do not weep any longer, for she is not dead, but sleeping." And they ridiculed him, because they knew that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and called to her, "Child, arise!" Her breath returned and she immediately arose. He then directed that she should be given something to eat. Her parents were astounded, and he instructed them to tell no one what had happened.
(Luke 8:40-56)

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.