Sixth Hour on Wednesday
Peace be with you, Mary, ark of mysteries which Moses set up; peace be with you, veil of the Spirit, by which the
living waters are represented, peace be with you, fortified city of which David, son of Jesse, spoke; and God came forth
from your womb.
Glory be to the Father...
The martyrs took the armor of the cross and descended for the conflict with the evil one; some were pierced by the sword
and some were burned by the fire, and the evil one saw and was enraged, because they were not overcome in the contest; by
their prayer have pity on us, Lord.
The above selected prayers are taken from the Book of Common of the Syrian Church, otherwise known as
the Shimo Namaskaram as translated by Bede Griffiths from Syriac to English. A full copy of the rich
prayers of our tradition can be purchased directly from the publishers at Gorgias Press.