Season of Glorious Birth: The Announcement to Mary – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


On the day of Your announcement, only-Begotten Word of God, the Church is glad and joyful, and her children sing glory. ܒܗܳܢܳܐ ܝܰܘܡܳܐ ܕܣܘܒܳܪܳܟ ܆ ܝܺܚܺܝܕܳܐ ܡܶܠܬܶܗ ܕܰܐܒܳܐ ܆ ܚܳܕܝܳܐ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܘܰܦܨܺܝܚܳܐ ܆ ܘܝ̈ܰܠܕܶܝܗ̇ ܙܳܡܪܺܝܢ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܀
Today, the messenger was sent from the house of the Father; he descended and announced to the Virgin: “The Savior shall appear from you.”ܝܰܘܡܳܢܳܐ ܐܶܫܬܰܕܰܪ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܆ ܐܺܝܙܓܰܕܳܐ ܡܶܢ ܒܶܝܬ ܐܰܒܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܢܚܶܬ ܣܰܒܪܳܗ̇ ܠܰܒܬܘܽܠܬܳܐ ܆ ܕܡܶܢܶܟܝ ܕܳܢܰܚ ܦܳܪܘܽܩܳܐ ܀
The Virgin says to the watcher: “Behold! I am the handmaid of your Lord. May it be done to me according to what you said, and I praise him for His goodness” (see Lk 1:26-38)ܐܳܡܪܳܐ ܠܶܗ ܒܬܘܽܠܬܳܐ ܠܥܺܝܪܳܐ ܆ ܕܗܳܐ ܐܶܢܳܐ ܐܰܡܬܶܗ ܕܡܳܪܳܟ ܆ ܢܶܗܘܶܐ ܠܺܝ ܐܰܟܡܳܐ ܕܶܐܡܰܪܬ ܆ ܘܰܐܘܕܶܐ ܠܶܗ ܥܰܠ ܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܶܗ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Sunday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Come in peace, glorious feast, Sunday the great day, in whom angels and men rejoice and delight.ܬܳܐ ܒܰܫܠܳܡ ܥܺܐܕܳܐ ܫܒܺܝܚܳܐ ܆ ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܪܰܒܳܐ ܕܚܰܕ ܒܫܰܒܳܐ ܆ ܕܚܳܕܶܝܢ ܒܳܟ ܘܰܦܨܺܝܚܺܝܢ ܒܳܟ ܆ ܡܰܠܰܐܟ̈ܶܐ ܘܰܒ̈ܢܰܝ ܐ̱ܢܳܫܳܐ ܀
From mountaintops may angels and men proclaim Sunday the great day, and may they glorify the Lord.ܡܶܢ ܪ̈ܺܝܫܰܝ ܛܘܽܪ̈ܶܐ ܢܶܩܥܘܽܢ ܆ ܠܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܪܰܒܳܐ ܕܚܰܕ ܒܫܰܒܳܐ ܆ ܘܢܶܬܠܘܽܢ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܠܡܳܪܝܳܐ ܆ ܡܰܠܰܐܟ̈ܶܐ ܘܰܒ̈ܢܰܝ ܐ̱ܢܳܫܳܐ ܀
Blessed is He who exalted Sunday the great day above all days with psalms and alleluias, and priests proclaiming the Good News.ܒܪܺܝܟ ܕܰܐܘܪܶܒ ܡܶܢ ܟܽܠ ܝܰܘܡܺܝ̈ܢ ܆ ܠܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܪܰܒܳܐ ܕܚܰܕ ܒܫܰܒܳܐ ܆ ܒܙܘܽܡܳܪ̈ܶܐ ܘܰܒܗ̈ܘܽܠܳܠܶܐ ܆ ܘܟܳܗ̈ܢܶܐ ܕܩܳܪܶܝܢ ܠܰܣܒܰܪܬܳܐ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Wednesday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Holy Virgin Mother (literally, blessed mother), you are blessed, and you are glorious in your virginity because the glorious Fruit that is from the Father appeared from you in purity. ܛܘܽܒܰܝܟܝ ܐܶܡܳܐ ܡܒܰܪܰܟܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܫܒܺܝܚܰܬܝ ܒܰܒܬܘܽܠܘܽܬܶܟܝ ܆ ܕܰܕܢܰܚ ܡܶܢܶܟܝ ܕܰܟܝܳܐܝܺܬ ܆ ܦܺܐܪܳܐ ܫܒܺܝܚܳܐ ܕܡܶܢ ܐܰܒܳܐ ܀
It is befitting to commemorate Mary, the holy Virgin; she held and carried in her lap (literally, on her knees) the one who holds all creation.ܝܳܐܶܐ ܕܢܶܗܘܶܐ ܕܘܽܟܪܳܢܳܐ ܆ ܠܡܰܪܝܰܡ ܒܬܘܽܠܬܳܐ ܩܰܕܺܝܫܬܳܐ ܆ ܠܗܰܘ ܕܰܛܥܺܝܢ ܟܽܠ ܒܶܪ̈ܝܳܬܳܐ ܆ ܥܰܠ ܒܘܽܪ̈ܟܶܝܗ̇ ܛܶܥܢܰܬ ܙܰܝܚܰܬ ܀
God, [you] accepted in your mercies the offering of the just of old; accept in your mercies our offering, and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Tuesday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


On the day of commemorating the confessors, the Church rejoices and is glad, and splendid crowds of her loved ones are singing praise to God.ܒܝܘܽܡ ܕܘܽܟܪܳܢܳܐ ܕܡܰܘܕܝ̈ܳܢܶܐ ܆ ܚܳܕܝܳܐ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܘܰܦܨܺܝܚܳܐ ܆ ܘܟܶܢ̈ܫܶܐ ܙܗܰܝ̈ܳܐ ܕܚܰܒܺܝ̈ܒܶܝܗ̇ ܆ ܙܳܡܪܺܝܢ ܫܘܽܒܚܳܐ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ ܀
Neither a king rejoices over his crown nor a judge over his authority as the betrothed Church rejoices over the commemoration of the saints.ܠܳܐ ܚܳܕܶܐ ܡܰܠܟܳܐ ܒܬܳܓܶܗ ܆ ܘܠܳܐ ܕܰܝܳܢܳܐ ܒܫܘܽܠܛܳܢܶܗ ܆ ܐܰܝܟ ܕܚܳܕܝܳܐ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܡܟܺܝܪܬܳܐ ܆ ܒܕܘܽܟܪ̈ܳܢܰܝܗܘܽܢ ܕܩܰܕܺܝ̈ܫܶܐ ܀
God, [you] accepted in your mercies the offering of the just of old; accept in your mercies our offering, and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Thursday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Thursday A
May the Apostles, who preached Your Good News and were slain for your sake, supplicate your mercy with us that Your Grace might be pleased with us.ܫܠܺܝ̈ܚܶܐ ܕܰܐܟܪܶܙܘ ܠܰܣܒܰܪܬܳܟ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܩܰܛܰܠܘ ܡܶܛܽܠܳܬܳܟ ܆ ܢܦܺܝܣܘܽܢ ܥܰܡܰܢ ܠܰܚܢܳܢܳܟ ܆ ܘܬܶܬܪܰܥܶܐ ܠܰܢ ܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܟ ܀
May the Apostles, who preached Your Good News, shout from mountaintops, giving glory to God that Your Grace might be please with us.ܡܶܢ ܪ̈ܺܝܫܰܝ ܛܘܽܪ̈ܶܐ ܢܶܩܥܘܽܢ ܆ ܫܠܺܝ̈ܚܶܐ ܕܰܐܟܪܶܙܘ ܠܰܣܒܰܪܬܳܟ ܆ ܘܢܶܬܠܘܽܢ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܠܡܳܪܝܳܐ ܆ ܘܬܶܬܪܰܥܶܐ ܠܰܢ ܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܟ ܀
The faithful Simon was set on the rock of faith, and the foundations of the Church were laid on the cornerstone.ܥܰܠ ܫܘܽܥܳܐ ܕܗܰܝܡܳܢܘܽܬܳܐ ܆ ܣܺܝܡ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܫܶܡܥܘܽܢ ܫܰܪܺܝܪܳܐ ܆ ܘܥܰܠ ܟܺܐܦܳܐ ܕܪܺܝܫ ܙܳܘܺܝܬܳܐ ܆ ܣܺܝ̈ܡܳܢ ܫܶܬܶܐܣ̈ܰܝܟܝ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܀
Thursday B
The Apostles, Matthew and John, the Evangelists, Luke and Mark, wrote the Gospels for us, and they preached in the four corners [of the earth].ܫܠܺܝ̈ܚܶܐ ܡܰܬܰܝ ܘܝܘܽܚܰܢܳܢ ܆ ܘܠܘܽܩܳܐ ܘܡܰܪܩܳܣ ܡܣܰܒܪ̈ܳܢܶܐ ܆ ܟܬܰܒܘ ܗ̱ܘܰܘ ܠܰܢ ܐܶܘܰܢܓܶܠܝܳܢ ܆ ܘܰܐܟܪܶܙܘ ܒܰܐܪܒܰܥ ܦܶܢ̈ܝܳܬܳܐ ܀
They depicted for us the Mystery of Jesus by heavenly favor, and they gave the church divine teaching forever and ever. ܨܳܪܘ ܗ̱ܘܰܘ ܠܰܢ ܪܳܐܙܶܗ ܕܝܶܫܘܽܥ ܆ ܒܡܰܘܗܰܒܬܳܐ ܫܡܰܝܳܢܺܝܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܝܰܗ̱ܒܘ ܗ̱ܘܰܘ ܠܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܠܕܳܪ ܕܳܪ̈ܺܝܢ ܆ ܝܘܽܠܦܳܢܳܐ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܝܳܐ ܀
God, [you] accepted in your mercies the offering of the just of old; accept in your mercies our offering, and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Friday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


The martyrs resemble trees planted along [water-] sources: trees give fruit, whereas the martyrs give help abundantly.ܕܳܡܶܝܢ ܣܳܗ̈ܕܶܐ ܠܺܐܝ̈ܠܳܢܶܐ ܆ ܕܰܢܨܺܝܒܺܝܢ ܥܰܠ ܡܰܒ̈ܘܽܥܶܐ ܆ ܐܺܝ̈ܠܳܢܶܐ ܝܳܗܒܺܝܢ ܦܺܐܪ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܘܣܳܗ̈ܕܶܐ ܡܰܪܕܶܝܢ ܥܘܽܕܪ̈ܳܢܶܐ ܀
Chosen ones, [you] who loved God and hated the passing world, supplicate Christ with us that He be merciful on all of us.ܓܒܰܝ̈ܳܐ ܕܰܐܚܶܒܘ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܣܢܰܘ ܠܥܳܠܡܳܐ ܥܳܒܘܽܪܳܐ ܆ ܐܰܦܺܝܣ ܥܰܡܰܢ ܠܰܡܫܺܝܚܳܐ ܆ ܕܢܶܥܒܶܕ ܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܥܰܠ ܟܽܠܰܢ ܀
God, [you] accepted in your mercies the offering of the just of old; accept in your mercies our offering, and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀
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Season of Glorious Pentecost: Saturday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Saturday A
From my youth until now, my eyes have been waiting for your salvation. Now, since I slept in your hope, give me rest among your holy ones.ܡܶܢ ܛܰܠܝܘܽܬܝ ܥܕܰܡܳܐ ܠܗܳܫܳܐ ܆ ܠܦܘܽܪܩܳܢܳܟ ܣܰܟܺܝ̈ܝ ܥܰܝ̈ܢܰܝ ܆ ܘܗܳܫܳܐ ܕܫܶܟܒܶܬ ܥܰܠ ܣܰܒܪܳܟ ܆ ܐܰܢܺܝܚ ܢܰܦܫܝ ܥܰܡ ܩܰܕܺܝ̈ܫܶܐ ܀
Let your cross shine on me in Sheol because the shadows of death surround me. Save me from torment, and make me worthy to enter your bridal-chamber [that is, the heavenly resting-place].ܨܠܺܝܒܳܟ ܢܰܢܗܰܪ ܠܺܝ ܒܰܫܝܘܽܠ ܆ ܕܚܰܕܪܘܽܢܝ ܛܶܠܳܠ̈ܰܝ ܡܰܘܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܦܪܘܽܩܰܝܢܝ ܡܶܢ ܬܰܫܢܺܝܩܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܐܫܘܳܢܝ ܕܶܐܥܘܽܠ ܠܰܓܢܘܽܢܳܟ ܀
Lord, in your compassion, give rest to your servants who slept in your hope and raise them on your right [-side] among the just and righteous.ܐܰܢܺܝܚ ܡܳܪܝܳܐ ܒܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܟ ܆ ܠܥܰܒ̈ܕܰܝܟ ܕܰܫܟܶܒܘ ܥܰܠ ܣܰܒܪܳܟ ܆ ܘܰܐܩܺܝܡ ܠܗܘܽܢ ܡܶܢ ܝܰܡܺܝܢܳܟ ܆ ܥܰܡ ܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܘܥܰܡ ܙܰܕܺܝ̈ܩܶܐ ܀
Saturday B
Translator: Alejandro Landin
In your mercy, Lord, keep far the blaze of fire and flame from the departed who believed in you, and slept and rested in your hope.ܗܰܘܦܳܐ ܕܢܘܽܪܳܐ ܘܢܰܒܪܶܫܬܳܐ ܆ ܛܰܠܶܩ ܡܳܪܰܢ ܒܰܚܢܳܢܳܟ ܆ ܡܶܢ ܥܰܢܺܝ̈ܕܶܐ ܕܗܰܝܡܶܢܘ ܒܳܟ ܆ ܘܰܫܟܶܒܘ ܘܶܐܬܬܢܺܝܚܘ ܥܰܠ ܣܰܒܪܳܟ ܀
May your cross be a bridge and passage to the harbor of life for the souls and bodies who clothed themselves with you from the waters of baptism.ܘܰܨܠܺܝܒܳܟ ܠܡܺܐܢܳܐ ܕܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܢܶܗܘܶܐ ܓܺܝܫܪܳܐ ܘܡܰܥܒܰܪܬܳܐ ܆ ܠܢܰܦ̈ܫܳܬܳܐ ܘܦܰܓܪ̈ܶܐ ܕܠܰܒܫܘܽܟ ܆ ܡܶܢ ܡܰܝ̈ܳܐ ܕܡܰܥܡܘܽܕܺܝܬܳܐ ܀
God, who received in your mercies the offering of the just of old, receive in your mercies our offering and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀

Season of Glorious Pentecost: Monday – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


The one whom Moses saw in the bush [see Ex 3:1-6] and Ezekiel on the chariot [see Ez 1], behold, he is offered on the altar, and the Nations partake of him and live.ܗܰܘ ܕܰܚܙܳܝܗ̱ܝ ܡܘܽܫܶܐ ܒܣܰܝܢܳܐ ܆ ܘܚܰܙܩܺܝܶܐܠ ܥܰܠ ܡܰܪܟܰܒܬܳܐ ܆ ܗܳܐ ܡܶܬܩܰܪܰܒ ܥܰܠ ܡܰܕܒܚܳܐ ܆
ܘܫܳܩܠܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܥܰܡ̱̈ܡܶܐ ܘܚܳܝܶܝܢ ܀
The one whom the cherubim and seraphim serve with great fear, behold, he is offered on the altar, and the Nations partake of him and live.ܗܰܘ ܕܰܟܪ̈ܘܽܒܶܐ ܘܰܣܪ̈ܳܦܶܐ ܆ ܒܕܶܚܠܳܐ ܪܰܒܳܐ ܡܫܰܡܫܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܆ ܗܳܐ ܡܶܬܩܰܪܰܒ ܥܰܠ ܡܰܕܒܚܳܐ ܆ ܘܫܳܩܠܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܥܰܡ̱̈ܡܶܐ ܘܚܳܝܶܝܢ ܀
God, [you] accepted in your mercies the offering of the just of old; accept in your mercies our offering, and be pleased with our prayers.ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܕܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܳܐ ܕܟܺܐܢ̈ܶܐ ܩܰܕܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܩܰܒܶܠ ܒܪ̈ܰܚܡܰܝܟ ܩܘܽܪܒܳܢܰܢ ܆ ܘܶܐܬܪܰܥܳܐ ܒܰܨܠܰܘ̈ܳܬܰܢ ܀

Psalm of the Readings – The Announcement to Zechariah – Lk 1:5-25 – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


The watcher [sc. the angel Gabriel] brought tidings to Zechariah in the holy of holies announcing [to him]: “[In] your old age [you] are having a son, and you shall name him John [see Lk 1:13].”ܥܺܝܪܳܐ ܣܰܒܰܪ ܠܰܙܟܰܪܝܳܐ ܆ ܒܰܩܕܘܽܫ ܩܘܽܕܫܺܝܢ ܟܰܕ ܐܳܡܰܪ ܆ ܕܰܒܪܳܐ ܗܳܘܶܐ ܠܣܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܟ ܆ ܘܬܶܩܪܶܐ ܠܰܫܡܶܗ ܝܘܽܚܰܢܳܢ ܀
Zechariah was awestruck by the words of the watcher speaking to him in the sanctuary, and wonder and astonishment ceased him because of the pregnancy of the barren one [sc. Elizabeth, Zechariah’s wife].ܬܡܰܗ ܙܟܰܪܝܳܐ ܒܡ̈ܶܠܰܝ ܥܺܝܪܳܐ ܆ ܕܡܰܠܶܠ ܥܰܡܶܗ ܒܒܶܝܬ ܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܐܚܕܶܗ ܬܶܗܪܳܐ ܘܕܘܽܡܳܪܳܐ ܆ ܡܶܛܽܠ ܒܰܛܢܳܗ̇ ܕܰܥܩܰܪܬܳܐ ܀
Glory be to the One who chose him [sc. John the Baptist] to be the herald of his [sc. Jesus Christ] coming and to bring back nations and peoples from the pathless desert to the path of life.ܫܘܽܒܚܳܐ ܠܗܰܘ ܕܰܓܒܳܝܗ̱ܝ ܕܢܶܗܘܶܐ ܆ ܐܺܝܙܓܰܕܳܐ ܩܕܳܡ ܡܶܐܬܺܝܬܶܗ ܆ ܘܢܰܦܢܶܐ ܠܥܰܡ̱̈ܡܶܐ ܘܶܐܡ̈ܘܳܬܳܐ ܆ ܡܶܢ ܬܰܘܫܳܐ ܠܐܘܽܪܚܳܐ ܕܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܀

Syriac Maronite Hymn: ܕܶܐܟܠܶܬ ܦܰܓܪܳܟ ܩܰܕܺܝܫܳܐ


 The Syriac text is sung according to ܩܳܠܳܐ ܦܫܺܝܛܳܐ

Glory be to the Lord! Since I have eaten Your holy body, fire shall not consume me, and since I have pressed it [sc. Your holy body] to my eyes, they see Your mercy, Lord. I have not been a stranger here; may I not be an outsider there. Do not place me on the side of the goats, [but] make me worthy to praise You with the lambs standing at Your right [see Mt 25:33]. ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܠܡܳܪܝܳܐ ܆ ܕܶܐܟܠܶܬ ܦܰܓܪܳܟ ܩܰܕܺܝܫܳܐ ܢܘܽܪܳܐ ܠܳܐ ܬܶܐܟܠܰܢܝ ܆ ܘܰܕܛܰܦܺܝܬܶܗ ܥܰܠ ܥܰܝ̈ܢܰܝ ܚܢܳܢܳܟ ܡܳܪܝ ܢܶܚ̈ܙܝܳܢ ܆ ܠܳܐ ܗܘܺܝܬ ܠܳܟ ܡܳܪܝ ܗܳܪܟܳܐ ܢܘܽܟܪܳܝܳܐ ܆ ܠܳܐ ܐܶܗܘܶܐ ܠܺܝ ܬܰܡܳܢ ܒܰܪܳܝܳܐ ܆ ܘܠܳܐ ܬܩܺܝܡܰܢܝ ܡܶܢ ܗܰܘ ܓܰܒܳܐ ܕܰܓ̈ܕܰܝܳܐ ܩܳܝܡܺܝܢ ܆ ܥܰܡ ܐܶܡܪ̈ܶܐ ܒ̈ܢܰܝ ܝܰܡܺܝܢܳܐ ܐܰܫܘܳܢܝ ܕܶܐܫܰܒܚܳܟ ܀
Glory be to the Lord! I took You, Son of God, provision for a journey. Whenever I hunger, I eat from You, Savior of the world. The fire shall stand in awe of my members when the smell of Your body and blood fight it away from me. May Your baptism be for me an unsinkable ship, and may I travel by it [through] the place of fear to the place full of life.

ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܠܡܳܪܝܳܐ ܆ ܙܘ̈ܳܕܶܐ ܠܐܘܽܪܚܳܐ ܫܩܰܠܬܳܟ ܠܺܝ ܒܰܪ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܆ ܘܡܳܐ ܕܟܶܦܢܶܬ ܐܶܟܠܶܬ ܡܶܢܳܟ ܦܳܪܘܽܩܶܗ ܕܥܳܠܡܳܐ ܆ ܬܶܒܗܰܬ ܢܘܽܪܳܐ ܡܶܢ ܨܶܝܕ ܗܰܕܳܡ̈ܰܝ ܡܳܐ ܕܰܡܚܳܗ̇ ܡܶܢܝ ܪܺܝܚ ܦܰܓܪܳܟ ܘܰܕܡܳܟ ܆ ܡܰܥܡܘܽܕܺܝܬܳܟ ܬܶܗܘܶܐ ܠܺܝ ܐܶܠܦܳܐ ܕܠܳܐ ܛܳܒܥܳܐ ܆ ܘܶܐܥܒܰܪ ܒܳܗ̇ ܐܰܬܪܳܐ ܕܩܶܢܛܳܐ ܠܰܐܬܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܡܠܶܐ ܀

Hear this hymn sung in Syriac:

Communion of the People (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


“I am the Bread of Life,” said our Lord, “whoever eats me in faith shall inherit life [see Jn 6:51].” ܐܶܢܳܐ ܐܶܢܳܐ ܠܰܚܡܳܐ ܕܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܐܶܡܰܪ ܡܳܪܰܢ ܆ ܟܽܠ ܕܳܐܟܶܠ ܠܺܝ ܒܗܰܝܡܳܢܘܽܬܳܐ ܢܺܐܪܰܬ ܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܀
This is the cup which our Lord mixed on top of the wood [sc. the cross] [see Jn 19:34]: Come, mortals, and drink from it for the forgiveness of sins. ܗܳܢܰܘ ܟܳܣܳܐ ܕܡܰܙܓܶܗ ܡܳܪܰܢ ܥܰܠ ܪܺܝܫ ܩܰܝܣܳܐ ܆ ܩܪܘܽܒ ܡܳܝ̈ܘܽܬܶܐ ܘܶܐܫܬܰܘ ܡܶܢܶܗ ܠܚܘܽܣܳܝ ܚܰܘ̈ܒܶܐ ܀
“Sisters and brothers, receive the body of the Son,” cries out the Church, “drink his blood in faith, and sing praise [to Him][see Ps 104:33].” ܐܰܚ̈ܰܝ ܩܰܒܶܠܘ ܦܰܓܪܶܗ ܕܰܒܪܳܐ ܩܳܥܝܳܐ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܶܐܫܬܰܘ ܠܰܕܡܶܗ ܒܗܰܝܡܳܢܘܽܬܳܐ ܘܰܙܡܰܪܘ ܫܘܽܒܚܳܐ ܀
“Lord, you are Holy, Holy, Holy [see Is 6:3],” cries out the Church, “blessed is the One who offered me His body and blood that I may be forgiven by them.” ܩܰܕܺܝܫ ܩܰܕܺܝܫ ܩܰܕܝܫܰܬ ܡܳܪܝ ܩܳܥܝܳܐ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܆ ܒܪܺܝܟ ܗ̱ܘܽ ܕܝܰܗ̱ܒܠܺܝ ܦܰܓܪܶܗ ܘܰܕܡܶܗ ܕܶܐܬܚܰܣܶܐ ܒܶܗ ܀
Halleluja! Hallelujah! Glory be to the One who offered us His body and living blood that we may be forgiven by them. ܗܰܠܶܠܘܽܝܰܐ ܘܗܰܠܶܠܘܽܝܰܐ ܠܶܗ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܆ ܕܝܰܗ̱ܒ ܠܰܢ ܦܰܓܪܶܗ ܘܰܕܡܶܗ ܚܰܝܳܐ ܕܢܶܬܚܰܣܶܐ ܒܶܗ ܀
May Your holy Oblation be the intercessor on our behalf on judgment [day] before that bema full of dread and vehemence. ܩܘܽܕܫܳܟ ܢܶܗܘܶܐ ܠܡܶܬܟܰܫܦܳܢܳܐ ܒܕܺܝܢܳܐ ܚܠܳܦܰܝܢ ܆ ܩܕܳܡ ܗܳܝ ܒܺܐܡܰܐ ܕܡܰܠܝܳܐ ܕܶܚܠܳܐ ܘܥܰܙܺܝܙܘܽܬܳܐ ܀
Halleluja! Hallelujah! Glory be to the One from whom the Church and her children drink and [to whom] sing praise [see Ps 104:33]. ܗܰܠܶܠܘܽܝܰܐ ܘܗܰܠܶܠܘܽܝܰܐ ܠܶܗ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܆ ܕܫܳܬܝܳܐ ܡܶܢܶܗ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܘܝܰܠܕܶܝܗ̇ ܘܙܳܡܪܺܝܢ ܫܘܽܒܚܳܐ ܀

Hear this hymn sung in Syriac:

 

Psalm of the Readings – Consecration and Renewal of the Church (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Sister Natalie Sayde Salameh and Sister Therese Maria of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light translated this Hymn 

Behold priests and deacons with the excellent scent of their censers encircle the Altar of Reconciliation, and the Holy Spirit hovers over it [in reference to Gn 1:2].ܗܳܐ ܟܳܗ̈ܢܶܐ ܘܰܡܫܰܡ̈ܫܳܢܶܐ ܆ ܒܥܶܛܪܳܐ ܫܒܺܝܚܳܐ  ܕܦܺܝܪ̈ܡܰܝܗܘܽܢ ܆ ܟܪܺܝܟܺܝܢ ܠܡܰܕܒܰܚ ܬܰܪܥܘܽܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܪܘܽܚܳܐ ܕܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܡܪܰܚܦܳܐ ܥܠܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܀
Listen to this all nations, “Priests encircle the Altar.” Give heed inhabitants of the earth, “The Holy Spirit hovers over it [in reference to Gn 1:2].”ܫܡܰܥܘ ܗܳܕܶܐ ܟܽܠܟܘܽܢ ܥܰܡ̱ܡ̈ܶܐ ܆ ܕܟܳܗ̈ܢܶܐ ܟܪܺܝܟܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܠܡܰܕܒܚܳܐ ܆ ܘܨܘܽܬܘ ܟܽܠܟܽܘܢ ܝܳܬܒܰܝ ܐܰܪܥܳܐ ܆ ܕܪܘܽܚܳܐ ܕܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܡܪܰܚܦܳܐ ܥܠܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܀
On the rock of faith, our Lord built the Holy Church; on Simon, He laid down her foundations, and Paul finished her structure.ܥܰܠ ܫܘܽܥܳܐ ܕܗܰܝܡܳܢܘܽܬܳܐ ܆ ܒܢܳܐ ܡܳܪܰܢ ܠܥܺܕܰܬ ܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܆ ܘܥܰܠ ܫܶܡܥܘܽܢ ܣܳܡ ܫܶܬܶܣܶܝܗ̇ ܆ ܘܦܰܘܠܳܘܣ ܫܰܟܠܶܠ ܒܶܢܝܳܢܳܗ̇ ܀
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Psalm of the Readings – The Exaltation of the Cross (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Our Redeemer has guarded the Church and her children with the Cross of Light, the fountainhead of life and fulfillment of all types.ܒܰܨܠܺܝܒ ܢܘܽܗܪܳܐ ܦܳܪܘܽܩܰܢ ܆ ܢܰܛܰܪ ܠܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܘܰܠܝ̈ܰܠܕܶܝܗ̇ ܆ ܕܡܰܒܘܽܥܳܐ ܕܚ̈ܰܝܶܐ ܐܺܝܬܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܘܫܘܽܡܠܳܝܳܐ ܕܟܽܠܗܘܽܢ ܪ̈ܳܐܙܶܐ ܀
With Your Cross, the priest signs Your Body and Blood on the altar, and by Your divine power, he consecrates the mysteries of Your Church.ܒܰܨܠܺܝܒܳܟ ܪܳܫܶܡ ܟܳܗܢܳܐ ܆ ܦܰܓܪܳܟ ܘܰܕܡܳܟ ܥܰܠ ܡܰܕܒܚܳܐ ܆ ܒܫܘܽܠܛܳܢܳܐ ܕܰܐܠܳܗܘܽܬܳܟ ܆ ܘܰܡܩܰܕܶܫ ܪ̈ܳܐܙܶܐ ܕܥܺܕܬܳܟ ܀
O Redeemer, Your Cross, which became a ladder [see Gn 28:10-17] to Your Church, is blessed, and by it, mortals are raised up and are together with the Spiritual Beings.ܒܪܺܝܟ ܗ̱ܘܽ ܨܠܺܝܒܳܟ ܦܳܪܘܽܩܰܢ ܆ ܕܰܗܘܳܐ ܠܥܺܕܬܳܟ ܣܶܒܶܠܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܒܶܗ ܡܶܬܥܰܠܶܝܢ ܡܳܝ̈ܘܽܬܶܐ ܆ ܘܡܶܬܚܰܠܛܺܝܢ ܥܰܡ ܪ̈ܘܽܚܳܢܶܐ ܀
Ezekiel's Vision - See Ez 1; 10
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The Chariot That Ezekiel Saw (Ez 1; 10) (excerpt) by Jacob of Sarug (ca. A.D. 451 – 521)


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Behold the body of the Son of God is placed on the [altar] table, and spiritual hosts surround it. ܥܰܠ ܦܳܬܘܽܪܳܐ ܗܳܐ ܣܺܝܡ ܦܰܓܪܶܗ ܕܒܰܪ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ܃ ܘܰܟܪܺܝܟܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܚܰܝ̈ܠܰܘܳܬܳܐ ܪ̈ܘܽܚܳܢܳܝ̈ܶܐ ܀
Splendiferously, they stand, trembling, and serve it with those below lest it not be honored. ܘܰܒܙܰܗܝܘܽܬܳܐ ܩܳܝܡܺܝܢ ܟܽܠܗܘܽܢ ܟܰܕ ܪܰܬܺܝܬܺܝܢ ܃ ܘܰܡܫܰܡܫܺܝܢ ܠܶܗ ܥܰܡ ܬܰܚ̈ܬܳܝܶܐ ܕܠܳܐ ܢܶܨܛܰܥܰܪ ܀
The altar is set up instead of the heavenly chariot, and on it (the altar) is exalted the One, with whose glory heaven is filled. ܘܡܰܬܩܶܢ ܡܰܕܒܚܳܐ ܚܠܳܦ ܡܰܪܟܰܒܬܳܐ ܕܰܫ̈ܡܰܝܳܢܶܐ ܃ ܘܡܶܙܕܰܝܰܚ ܒܶܗ ܗܰܘ ܕܰܫܡܰܝܳܐ ܡܠܶܝܢ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܶܗ ܀
These burning coals in the core of the chariot are divided on the [altar] table for the whole world. ܘܗܳܠܶܝܢ ܓܘܽܡܪ̈ܶܐ ܕܺܐܝܬ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܒܥܘܽܒܶܗ ܕܗܳܝ ܡܰܪܟܰܒܬܳܐ ܃ ܗܳܐ ܡܶܬܦܰܠ̈ـܓܳܢ ܥܰܠ ܦܳܬܘܽܪܳܐ ܠܥܳܠܡܳܐ ܟܽܠܶܗ ܀
The priest stands instead of the man wearing linen, comes out, and scatters Pearls on the needy. ܘܰܚܠܳܦ ܓܰܒܪܳܐ ܕܰܠܒܺܝܫ ܒܘܽܨܳܐ ܟܳܗܢܳܐ ܩܳܐܶܡ ܃ ܢܦܘܽܩ ܢܶܕܪܶܐ ܡܰܪ̈ܓܳܢܝܳܬܳܐ ܥܰܠ ܚܰܣܺܝܪ̈ܶܐ ܀
One of the heads of the hosts stands by him, and extends, through the Holy Spirit, bread for the priest to break.  ܘܚܰܕ ܡܶܢ ܪ̈ܺܫܶܐ ܕܚܰܝ̈ܠܰܘܳܬܳܐ ܩܳܐܶܡ ܨܶܐܕܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܃ ܘܰܒܪܘܽܚܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܡܰܘܫܶܛ ܠܰܚܡܳܐ ܠܟܳܗܢܳܐ ܢܶܩܨܶܐ ܀
He brings out from the house of the Father incomprehensible riches that the whole world, which was needy and destitute, be enriched.  ܘܡܰܦܶܩ ܥܘܽܬܪ̈ܶܐ ܕܠܳܐ ܡܶܬܕܰܪܟܺܝܢ ܡܶܢ ܒܶܝܬ ܐܰܒܳܐ ܃ ܕܟܽܠܶܗ ܥܳܠܡܳܐ ܣܢܺܝܩܳܐ ܢܶܥܬܰܪ ܕܰܡܓܰܙܰܝ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܀
Rivers of living waters pour forth on earth from the fountainhead which the spear opened on Golgotha.  ܘܫܳܦܥܺܝܢ ܒܰܐܪܥܳܐ ܢܰܗܪ̈ܰܘܳܬܳܐ ܕܡܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܚܰܝ̈ܶܐ ܃ ܡܶܢ ܡܰܒܘܽܥܳܐ ܕܬܶܪܥܰܬ ܪܘܽܡܚܳܐ ܥܰܠ ܓܳܓܘܽܠܬܳܐ ܀