Sunday of the Glorious Resurrection-Midnight

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

Entrance Hymn

Women Bearing Spices

Syriac: fsheeto

Women bearing spices came at dawn on Sunday
to the tomb of Jesus to anoint his body,
and there they saw,
sitting on the stone which had been moved,
a young man who said:
“Peace be with you. Do not weep, O faithful women,
for I bring the joyful news that Christ is risen!"
Alleluia! Our Lord has been raised!
Risen is the Lord of hosts, the King Almighty!
When Isaiah saw his Lord he cried out, asking:
“O Son of God,
who has dyed your garments red as blood?"
Jesus then replied:
“I have trampled death itself to save my loved ones,
and the blood of conquered death has stained my garments."
Alleluia! Our Lord has been raised!
Great and joyful is this feast of our Lord’s rising.
Earth and heaven sing with joy
along with all those among the dead.
Enemies are reconciled this day,
for all things are new.
Peace and love now overflow
throughout the whole world,
for our Lord rose from the tomb and then ascended.
Alleluia! Our Lord has been raised!

Opening Prayers

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

Lord Jesus, make us worthy, in the abundance of your grace and mercy,
to glorify your resurrection with pure hearts, to celebrate your victory with holy hymns,
and to proclaim your might with pure tongues.
We thank you for your love and worship you, crying out:
“Christ is risen! He is truly risen!"
To you be glory, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Living and Immortal One, who gave life to his people by his cross, and salvation to his Church and happiness to his flock by his resurrection. When he appears, he will give joy to his inheritance. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this feast, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


We worship and praise you, O only-begotten Son. You descended into the darkness of the tombs and worked wonders in the realm of the dead. By your resurrection you freed the captives, and by your voice you awakened the righteous and the just who had gone to their rest in the sleep of death. You gathered the nations to worship you and to proclaim your salvation. They rejoice and cry out:
On Friday the King endured pain and was crucified, and today victory has been achieved by his resurrection!
On Friday a lance pierced his side, and today in his compassion the waters of Baptism flow!
On Friday he was crowned with thorns, and today he has adorned his Church with a crown of splendor!
Today is the day of rejoicing in the resurrection.
Today is the day of rejoicing for all who have gone to their rest in the hope of the resurrection.
Today, with the fragrance of this incense, the Church and her children celebrate and sing hymns of glory, saying:
O Creator of Life, you have saved us by your passion and have given us life by your resurrection. Now renew our image by your grace. Clothe our bodies with the power of the Spirit, so that we may shine in the robe of glory and in its light see you, the true Bridegroom. In your grace, make us and all the faithful departed worthy of your heavenly kingdom, that we may raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Daughter of the Nations, Rise

Syriac: msheeho natareh l’eedtokh

or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)

Daughter of the nations, rise!
Sing the hidden Father’s praise!
He betrothed you to his Son, out of his great love for you,
and sent him to take on flesh from Mary’s womb
and to save the world.
He endured death on the cross on account of Adam’s sin.
Ascended on high, at his Father’s right he reigns.
On the day he rose, he spread abundant joy
both in heaven and on earth.
On this day creation sings,
giving praise with hymns of joy,
for the Son of God arose
from the darkness of the tomb
and reigns in his majesty upon his throne.
Mighty Lord of hosts!
We, the holy faithful ones,
on the altar see our Lord;
his Body our food and his precious Blood our drink.
Every day the Church on earth delights in Christ,
that she may rejoice on high.
Christ is risen from the tomb
and enlightens all the world.
Choirs of angels shout for joy
and the seraphim rejoice.
The ranks of the cherubim join in the praise:
“Holy, holy Lord!"
God the Father sent his Son
to make Adam’s image new.
The Ruler of all was enclosed within a tomb.
He arose destroying death and its dark realm.
Christ the King forever reigns!


O Lamb of God, who sacrificed yourself for us, we give you thanks. O Incense of forgiveness, we worship you for you have brought us close to your Father, enriched us by your birth, purified us by your baptism, sanctified us by your crucifixion, reconciled us to the Father by your resurrection, raised us by your ascension, and adorned us with the gifts of your Spirit. Now, O Lord, accept our incense and fill us always with your sweet fragrance, so that our tongues may never cease in giving thanks to you, forever. Amen.

Qadishat Aloho (Trisagion)

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.

Psalm of the Readings

Syriac: ramremain

Peace and hope have been given
to all people far and near.
From the tomb Christ has risen,
gathering his flock as one.
Now the Church is rejoicing
for her shepherd truly rose.
Christ, who died for his people,
conquered death to give new 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 Philippians. 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:
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:1-11)

Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad."
(Psalm 118:24)

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:
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you." So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!" And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
(Matthew 28:1-10)

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.