The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Entrance Hymn

We Remember on This Day the Blessèd Virgin

Syriac: fsheeto

We remember on this day the Blessèd Virgin.
With the angels we exult
and sing God’s praises and celebrate.
Even in their tombs the dead rejoice
as creation sings.
May God bless us as we honor you, O Mary,
and upon us may he pour abundant mercy.
Alleluia! We ask for your prayers.
In the land of Ephesus the dew was falling
when John wrote and taught the Church
to honor Mary three times a year.
January when we plant the seeds,
May for all the wheat,
and the month of August for the grapes we harvest.
Mary, these three feasts depict the life God gives us.
Alleluia! We ask for your prayers.
Mary, you gave birth to Christ who gives the world life.
Intercede and ask of him
to grant protection from harm and strife
and to keep his anger and his wrath
far away from us.
May he lead us on the path of life and glory.
As we honor you this day, we sing his praises.
Alleluia! We ask for your prayers.

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, may we join our voices of praise with the choir of your holy apostles and exalt your blessed Mother Mary on the feast of her assumption. Through her prayers, make us worthy to rejoice with her at your right hand when we meet you in glory, and we will raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Sun of Justice, who, in his grace, dawned from Mary who is the Great East, and with his divine rays gave light to the whole world; to the hidden Child, who honored the day of his Mother’s assumption and exalted her blessed memory on earth and in heaven. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this feast, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


O Christ, the Word of God and the Son of the Eternal Father, at the appointed time you chose to take flesh and be born of the Virgin Mary, the Daughter of David, and you fulfilled your plan of salvation for us. You lifted up your Mother to be with you and crowned her as Queen of heaven and earth.
Today we honor the feast of her glorious assumption and, with the holy apostles who gathered from around the world to honor her and with those who serve you in heaven, we cry out to her with noble melodies, proclaiming:
Come in peace, O pure Mother; you gave birth to God the Word and carried the heavenly King in your womb! Come in peace, O Temple of the Holy Spirit; you are the dwelling place of God the Most High!
Come in peace, O Spiritual Ladder seen by Jacob; through you we climb to the heights above the power of suffering and death!
Now, O Christ our God, we ask you, through her prayers and with the fragrance of this incense, to grant forgiveness of sins, security to churches, and peace to monasteries and convents. Help the elderly, encourage the youth, nurture the children, and grant rest to the faithful who have gone to you. Make us worthy to be united with your Mother, the holy Virgin Mary, and the choirs of the prophets, apostles, martyrs, and confessors in your eternal kingdom, where we will raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Mary, Mother of the Lord

Syriac: msheeho natareh l’eedtokh

or msheeho natareh l’eedtokh (Abdallah)

Mary, Mother of the Lord,
David’s daughter, full of grace,
left this world of sin and pain for the joys of paradise,
and hosts of the cherubim and seraphim
sang their praise to God.
Her assumption is revered in the heavens and on earth,
for God’s Son was born from her pure and holy womb.
Her assumption on this day is glorified
as a feast throughout the world.
In tradition it is said: The apostles heard a call
to return, from East and West,
to the Virgin Mary’s side,
for she was about to leave this earthly world
for her place with God.
Simon Peter came from Rome,
John returned from Ephesus,
and then Thomas came, joining them from India.
They gave honor to the one most blest of all,
Mary, Mother of the Light.
On this day you slept in death, Virgin Mother of the Lord.
You had carried God’s own Son,
Christ, who carries all the world,
and now you are taken up in majesty,
called to be with God.
As you leave this earthly world
for the new eternal world,
the angels, in awe, lead you into paradise.
They rejoice on your great feast and honor you
as they sing their hymns of praise.


Jesus Christ our Lord, accept the fragrance of the incense that we have offered on the feast of the assumption of your Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. With the holy apostles, make us worthy to honor the day of her departure from this world, and grant forgiveness to your flock that celebrates her feast. We raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, 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

The apostles were gathered
at the Virgin Mary’s side.
As they carried her body,
they sang hymns and songs of praise.
Hosts of angels descended,
cherubim and seraphim,
and they took Mary’s body
to the paradise of light.
David’s words find fulfillment
on the day of this great feast:
Open wide, gates of heaven,
for the Mother of the King.


A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans. 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:
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
(Romans 12:9-15)

Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“The king’s daughter stands in glory;
the queen is at your right hand.”
(cf. Psalm 45:10)

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:
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
(Luke 1:46-55)

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.