Monday of the Disciples (Monday of Easter Week)

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

Entrance Hymn

Christ Our Lord, We Sing to You

Syriac: hasyo oo-qadeesho

Christ our Lord, we sing to you for you have risen,
and the faithful who had died have entered heaven.
Those who saw you did proclaim:
“Truly, you are God’s own Son!"
Christ has risen from the tomb and death is conquered.
On this day he brought new life to all his people.
He has crushed both sin and death
and has set the captives free.
Christ our Lord, the dead rejoice for you have saved them.
You arose, and we proclaim that you have risen.
Son of God and Lord of Peace,
by your rising save us all.

Opening Prayers

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

O Christ our God, you are the giver of life to the dead. By your death and resurrection, you gave life to those who have gone to their rest, and comfort to those who were grieving. Give us new life, hope, and joy, so that we may rejoice and thank you for your salvation. We glorify you, your Father, and your living Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


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


O God the Word, you tasted death on behalf of all people. O Great Peace, you were lifted up on the cross and have broken down the wall of division and hostility. O God, you entered the realm of the dead and freed the captives there. O Christ, the Bridegroom, you betrothed the Church by your life-giving passion, and you raised her up with you in glory.
Now, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense, to protect your Church and fulfill the promise you made to her: “I am with you always, to the end of the age." Strengthen her borders with peace and her foundations with security. Establish her in harmony and unite her in love. Guard her children with your life-giving cross, and bring back to her fold those who have strayed. Grant rest in your eternal kingdom to those who have died hoping in you, and forgive their sins along with our own. We raise glory and praise to you, to your Father, and to your living Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

He Who Gives Life


He who gives life has again come to life.
Still incorrupt, he returned from the dead.
He released those held captive there
and destroyed death forevermore.
So we sing and rejoice:
Christ has saved all the world.
Christ rose from death clothed in glory and might.
He slept in death and gave hope to the dead.
He destroyed death and its domain,
then awoke in great majesty.
He was freed from all pain
and in triumph was clothed.


Lord Jesus, accept the sweet fragrance of our incense as we faithfully and loyally serve you. May we proclaim your resurrection with the holy women and rejoice with the pure apostles on this memorable and holy day. Forgive our sins and faults, and grant rest to our departed who have died hoping in you. We glorify you, your Father, and your living Holy Spirit, 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

On a Sunday most holy,
Christ our Savior truly rose.
Death and Satan he conquered,
giving Adam’s children life.
Let your servants, Lord, praise you,
for from death you truly rose.
Let your saints glorify you,
for you gave your children 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 First 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:
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

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 , 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 after he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went out and told those who had been with him, while they were mourning and weeping. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided them for their lack of faith and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.
(Mark 16:9-14)

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.