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Balai of Qenneshrin – Another Hymn on Fasting


O You who fast, since you have distinctly pleased God, behold, the table of the kingdom is set before you. ܐܳܘ ܨܰܝ̈ܳܡܶܐ ܕܦܳܪܘܽܫܳܐܺܝܬ ܫܦܰܪܘ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ. ܗܳܐ ܦܳܬܘܽܪܳܐ ܕܒܶܝܬ ܡܰܠܟܘܽܬܳܐ ܣܺܝܡ ܩܘܽܕܡܰܝܟܘܽܢ܀ The one who has always loved fasting and has [always] rejoiced in it,…

Balai of Qenneshrin on Jesus Entering Jerusralem


Zechariah gave a colt to his Lord who rode it. He stood and cried out to the daughter of Sion, “Receive your King.” ܙܟܰܪܝܳܐ ܝܰܗ̱ܒ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܥܺܝܠܳܐ ܠܡܳܪܶܗ ܘܰܪܟܶܒ ܥܠܰܘܗ̱ܝ. ܘܩܳܡ ܩܳܥܶܐ ܠܳܗ݀ ܠܗܳܝ ܒܰܪ̱ܬ ܨܶܗܝܘܽܢ ܕܩܰܒܶܠܝ ܡܰܠܟܶܟܝ܀ Sion says, “If He enters me,…

Balai of Qenneshrin – Another Hymn on Fasting


The subject of fasting stirs me to talk about it. Let everyone open the door to their ears prudently. ܫܰܪܒܶܗ ܕܨܰܘܡܳܐ ܗܳܐ ܪܳܦܶܬ ܒܺܝ ܕܰܥܠܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܐܶܡܰܪ. ܢܶܦܬܰܚ ܟܽܠܢܳܫ ܬܰܪܥܳܐ ܕܶܐܕܢܰܘ̈ܗ̱ܝ ܦܳܪܘܽܫܳܐܺܝܬ܀ Fasting is a gate, through which one enters before God. Whoever does not…

Balai of Qenneshrin on Fasting


Blessed are they who fast. When the King appears and finds them clad with the clothes of the kingdom, on account of their fast, He shall grant [them] everlasting blessings. ܛܘܽܒܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܠܨܰܝܳܡܳܐ. ܡܳܐ ܕܕܳܢܰܚ ܡܰܠܟܳܐ. ܘܡܶܫܟܰܚ ܠܶܗ ܕܰܠܒܺܝܫ. ܠܒ̈ܘܽܫܶܐ ܕܡܰܠܟܘܽܬܳܐ. ܚܠܳܦ ܨܰܘܡܶܗ ܝܳܗܶܒ. ܛܘ̈ܽܒܶܐ ܕܠܳܐ ܡܰܘܦܶܝܢ܀ They…