Tag: Prayers

Balai of Qenneshrin – Mary and the Martyrs, our Helpers with Prayers


Mother of our Lord, we put our trust in you truly, since Your majestic Son listens to you kindly. ܐܶܡܶܗ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ ܥܠܰܝܟܝ ܗ̱ܘܽ ܣܰܒܪܰܢ ܫܰܪܺܝܪܳܐܺܝܬ. ܕܫܳܡܰܥ ܗ̱ܘܽ ܠܶܟܝ ܝܰܠܕܶܟܝ ܦܰܐܝܳܐ ܒܰܣܺܝܡܳܐܺܝܬ܀ Help us fervently with prayer, martyrs (literally confessors), and expel the Evil One,… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin – Mary and the Martyrs, our Helpers with Prayers”

Balai of Qenneshrin – On Mary and the Departed


O blessed [Mary], come [and] be the protection of our weakness that we may live in grace with you through your prayers. ܐܳܘ ܡܝܰܩܰܪܬܳܐ ܬܳܝ ܩܘܽܡܝ ܒܰܐܦܶܝ̈ܗ݀ ܕܰܡܚܺܝܠܘܽܬܰܢ. ܘܰܒܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܐ ܢܺܐܚܶܐ ܥܰܡܶܟܝ ܒܰܨ̈ܠܰܘܳܬܶܟܝ܀ O holy ones, be our companions, [lacuna] mercy. Persevere in prayer and… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin – On Mary and the Departed”

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,… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin – Another Hymn on Fasting”

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,… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on Jesus Entering Jerusralem”

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… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin – Another Hymn on Fasting”

Balai of Qenneshrin on the Faithful Departed


May the faithful departed who put You on through baptism put on, in Eden, the robe of glory. ܥܰܢܺܝ̈ܕܶܐ ܡܗܰܝ̈ܡܢܶܐ ܆ ܕܠܰܒܫܘܽܟ ܒܰܥܡܳܕܳܐ ܆ ܢܶܬܥܰܛܦܘܽܢ ܒܰܥܕܶܝܢ ܆ ܐܶܣܛܰܠ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܀ The mouths that professed You, ate You and drank Your blood, shout with the… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on the Faithful Departed”

Balai of Qenneshrin on a Laborer in the Vineyard of the Lord


Blessed are you, our father, when the King reveals himself and rewards justly every person according to their deeds. ܛܘܽܒܰܝܟ ܐܳܘ ܐܰܒܘܽܢ ܆ ܡܳܐ ܕܡܶܬܓܠܶܐ ܡܰܠܟܳܐ ܆ ܘܦܳܪܰܥ ܒܟܺܐܢܘܽܬܳܐ ܆ ܠܟܽܠܢܳܫ ܐܰܝܟ ܥܰܡܠܶܗ ܀ Since you labored in His vineyard from morning till evening,… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on a Laborer in the Vineyard of the Lord”

Balai of Qenneshrin on the Holy Martyrs


To the contest went the holy martyrs and against false worship battled the glorious laborers. ܠܰܐܓܘܽܢܳܐ ܢܚܶܬܘ ܗ̱ܘܰܘ ܆ ܣܳܗ̈ܕܶܐ ܩܰܕܺܝ̈ܫܶܐ ܆ ܘܥܰܡ ܛܘܽܥܝܰܝ ܐܰܩܪܶܒܘ ܆ ܦܳܠܚ̈ܶܐ ܢܰܨܺܝ̈ܚܶܐ ܀ We beseech the martyrs and entreat them earnestly to implore with us the Lord, who… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on the Holy Martyrs”

Balai of Qenneshrin on the Holy Apostles


The disciples of the Son, the holy apostles, armed themselves and went out to the four corners of world. ܬܰܠܡܺܝ̈ܕܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܕܰܒܪܳܐ ܆ ܫܠܺܝ̈ܚܶܐ ܩܰܕܺܝ̈ܫܶܐ ܆ ܐܶܙܕܰܝܰܢܘ ܘܰܢܦܰܩܘ ܆ ܠܰܐܪܒܰܥ ܦܶܢ̈ܝܳܬܳܐ ܀ The holy apostles laid hold of the cross, an unequally matched weapon, and… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on the Holy Apostles”

Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary, the Martyrs and the Departed


Who is able to stop speaking your praises, for you bore and carried the Hope of every creature? ܡܰܢܘܽ ܓܶܝܪ ܡܰܘܦܶܐ ܆ ܕܢܺܐܡܰܪ ܩ̈ܘܽܠܳܣܰܝܟܝ ܆ ܕܙܰܝܶܚܬܝ ܘܰܛܥܰܢܬܺܝܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܠܣܰܒܪܳܐ ܕܟܽܠ ܒ̈ܶܪܝܳܢ ܀ Who could tell the story of your slaughters, brave athletes, God’s laborers?… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary, the Martyrs and the Departed”

Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary (Another Hymn)


On Mt. Sinai, Moses symbolized you, O Virgin, Daughter of David, as a bush, full of all graces. ܡܘܽܫܶܐ ܒܛܘܽܪ ܣܺܝܢܰܝ ܆ ܒܣܰܢܝܳܐ ܡܰܬܠܶܟܝ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܆ ܒܬܘܽܠܬܳܐ ܒܰܪܬ ܕܰܘܺܝܕ ܆ ܡܳܠܶܝܢ ܟܽܠ ܫܘܽܦܪ̈ܺܝܢ ܀ The prophet Isaiah foretold, “Behold! A virgin conceives and bears… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary (Another Hymn)”

Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary


Mary, Daughter of David, who would not extol you, for all creatures marvel at your Child? ܡܰܪܝܰܡ ܒܰܪܬ ܕܰܘܺܝܕ ܆ ܡܰܢܘܽ ܕܠܳܐ ܢܩܰܠܣܶܟܝ ܆ ܕܟܽܠܗܘܽܢ ܒܶܪ̈ܝܳܬܳܐ ܆ ܒܝܰܠܕܷܟܝ ܬܰܗܺܝܪ̈ܺܝܢ ܀ Virgin, who bore the milk of mothers and suckled the Preserver Who nourishes all,… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on Mary”

Balai of Qenneshrin on the Cross


Leap for joy and rejoice, Church, and sing praise to the power of the cross, for it is carrying your foundation so that the evil one could not conceal your truth. ܕܘܽܨ ܘܰܚܕܺܝ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܙܡܰܪܝ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܆ ܠܚܰܝܠܶܗ ܕܰܨܠܺܝܒܳܐ ܆ ܕܗܘܽ ܛܥܺܝܢ ܫܶܬܶܣܰܝܟ̈ܝ ܆… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on the Cross”

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… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on Fasting”

Praying with Balai of Qenneshrin


Your loving-kindness shall be sad upon seeing my stains, yet may it petition Your justice lest I be cast out altogether. ܬܶܟܪܶܐ ܠܛܰܝܒܘܽܬܳܟ ܆ ܡܳܐ ܕܚܳܙܝܳܐ ܠܟ̈ܘܽܬܡܳܬܝ ܆ ܘܬܰܦܺܝܣ ܠܟܺܐܢܘܽܬܳܟ ܆ ܕܠܳܐ ܐܶܫܬܕܶܐ ܠܰܓܡܳܪ ܀ Although there are no deeds, save me because of… Continue Reading “Praying with Balai of Qenneshrin”