Sunday Morning Prayers

Sunday Morning Prayers

Sunday Morning Prayers 500 375 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Sunday Morning Prayer

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Priest:  Make us worthy, O Lord our God, that, according to the will of your divinity and your glorious majesty, we may serve you purely and diligently, attentively and earnestly, justly and uprightly, in holiness and without fault. May it be, O Lord, that our service be to your satisfaction, our prayer to your appeasement, our imploring for your honor, and our supplication for your reconciliation. And may the mercy and the compassion of your divinity be for the remission of the debts of your people, and the forgiveness of the sins of all the sheep of your flock, whom you have chosen for yourself in your grace and in your mercy, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen. Barikh-Mar
Priest:  Enlighten us, O Lord, in your light, gladden us by your coming, delight us in your salvation, and let us share in your mysteries. Grant, and make us worthy, that with the heavenly assemblies clothed with light and the legions of angels, with hymns filled with thanksgiving, we may sing praise to your glorious Trinity. O creator with dominion over all! O creator who is not in need of the service of creatures! O creator of light in his grace, and orderer of darkness in his wisdom, knowledge and divinity which is incomprehensible to the spiritual and the physical, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen.

Psalm 100

Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord in gladness!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Enter before him with praise.
Know that he is the Lord our God.
He is our maker, it was not we.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise
Give thanks to him and bless his name,
for the Lord is good and eternal is his grace,
and his faithfulness is unto the ages.
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to, the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Glorify the Lord, all the earth!
O giver of light, O Lord: we lift up praise to you!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

Priest:  Make us all worthy, O Lord, in your grace and mercy, to rejoice and delight in the glorious light of your revelation and the joyful dawning of your coming, that which all the creatures you have created look to, hope for and await, with all the true children of your mysteries in the heavenly Jerusalem, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Morning Hymn of Mar Ephrem
Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

*Jesus Christ our sovereign Lord,
dawning from the Father’s womb
came and brought us out of darkness
bright’ning us with his radiant light!

*Day has dawned upon mankind,
and the power of darkness fled;
brightness dawning from his radiant
light has darkened our darkened eyes.

*His glory he dawned on earth
brightening the lowest depths;
death was darkened, darkness banished,
and the gates of Sheol were destroyed.

*He enlightened all his works,
which had been in dark before,
and the dead who had been buried,
rose and praise, for they had been saved.

*He, the savior, gave us life,
to the Father’s womb returned;
he will come again in glory,
bright’ning those who bide his return.

*Our king will come again!
Let us light our lamps and go,
ready to rejoice in him,
as he rejoiced, and so we!

*Let us lift up praise to him,
to the Father giving thanks,
who in mercy sent him to us,
our salvation and all our hope.

*Without warning his day dawns,
and his saints are all awake,
and all those who labored, wearied,
and prepared are lighting their lamps.

*All the watchers in the heights
laud the glory of the just,
placing crowns upon their heads,
and all are singing Halleluiah!

*Brethren, rise up and prepare,
give thanks to our savior king,
who in glory will return and
gladden us with his radiant light!

Morning Hymn of Mar Narsai
The Light of the dawning of Christ has gladdened heaven and earth.

*Falsehood, like a pitch-black dark,
had been spread across the world,
but the light of the Messiah
dawned and gave the world clarity.

*History, from Adam on,
had resembled darkest night,
and the day of Christ’s unveiling
was the daylight hours’ running-course.

*The Lord had even compared
morning to his preaching’s start,
and the evening to the ending,
when the world will rest from its work.

*Priests and kings and prophets had
waited with this hope in mind,
and the maker gave them harbor
in the day that he was revealed.

*In his day all creatures rest,
who had once been crushed in sin,
and the world begins to ponder
the meaning of all future things.

*The new covenant he gave
to all who accept his creed,
and with his own blood he sealed it,
that his promise might never fail.

*With his promised paradise,
he made fast the course of man,
and behold, on earth and heaven
all await his coming again.

*The new coming of the king
who rules from our race has neared:
come, let us prepare to meet him
with the hosts of heaven above!

*Let us take the oil of love
for that day filled with despair,
lest we hear the voice then saying,
“begone, I know not of your works.”

*While we live, then, let us work
in the vineyard of the Word,
that we may then hear the voice
which says: “Come and receive what was vowed!”

*Let us fix our mind’s sojourn
with the hope of life to come,
and arrive, through love and
faith, then, at the harbor of all delights!

Light has dawned upon the just and joy to the upright of heart (repeat)

Daniel 3:57-88

Bless the Lord, all your works of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O angels of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O waters above the hevens!
Bless the Lord, O hosts of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O sun and moon!
Bless the Lord, O stars of heaven!
Bless the Lord, O rain and dew!
Bless the Lord, all you winds!
Bless the Lord, O fire and heat!
Bless the Lord, O night and day!
Bless the Lord, O light and darkness!
Bless the Lord, O cold and heat!
Bless the Lord, O ice and snow!
Bless the Lord, O lightning and cloud!
Bless the Lord, O all the earth!
Bless the Lord, O mountains and hills!
Bless the Lord, all that grows on the earth!
Bless the Lord, O seas and rivers!
Bless the Lord, O springs of water!
Bless the Lord, O fish and all that move in the sea!
Bless the Lord, all your birds of the sky!
Bless the Lord, all animals, wild and tame!
Bless the Lord, O sons of men!
Bless the Lord, O sons of men!
Bless the Lord, those of the house of Israel!
Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O servants of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the just!
Bless the Lord, O innocent and humble of heart!
Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael!
Bless the Lord, O apostles and prophets of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O martyrs of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord!
Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
From age to age, amen, amen.
Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord!
Bless the Lord, O heavens of the Lord!

Let us pray.  Peace be with us

Priest:  We glorify, exalt, sing halleluiah, and praise the hidden and mysterious, blessed, and incomprehensible nature of your glorious Trinity at all times, O Lord of all, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, forever.
People:  Amen

Hymn of Glorification of MAR Theodore the Interpreter

Glory to God in the highest! (repeat)
On earth, peace!
Good hope to the sons of men!
We adore you!
We glorify you!
We exalt you!
O being without beginning!
O secret, incomprehensible nature!
O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
King of kings!
Lord of lords!
Who dwells in radiant light!
That which no man on earth has seen!
Nor is able to see!
Holy alone!
Almighty alone!
Immortal alone!
We give thanks to you!
Through the mediator of our benefits,
Jesus Christ!
The savior of the world!
The Son of the most high!
The living lamb of God!
Who takes away the sin of the world!
Have mercy on us!
Who sits at the right hand of his Father!
Accept our pleading!
For you are our God!
You are our Lord!
You are our king!
You are our savior!
You are the forgiver of our sins!
The eyes of all men look to you,
Jesus Christ!
Glory to God your Father!
To you and to the Holy Spirit!
Forever, amen!
Let us pray. Peace be with us.

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