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Shbītho

Monastic prayers from the Syriac tradition


Translation and Introduction by Dominique Sirgy
The Shbītho d-Dayroye is a thirteenth-century anthology dedicated to the personal prayer of monks and nuns. The collection comprises the writings of great saints in the Syriac Orthodox tradition including Ephrem the Syrian, Abraham Qidun, John Chrysostom, Gregory of Nazianzus, Philoxenos, Basil the Great, and Isaac the Syrian. For each of the seven daily prayer times (morning, third hour, noon, ninth hour, evening, and night), there is a main prayer and a closing prayer. The present edition is the first translation to make the spiritual treasures of the original Syriac text available to readers in English.
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4475-0
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Publication Date: Jan 31,2023
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 207
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4475-0
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The Shbītho d-Dayroye is a thirteenth-century anthology dedicated to the personal prayer of monks and nuns. The collection comprises the writings of great saints in the Syriac Orthodox tradition including Ephrem the Syrian, Abraham Qidun, John Chrysostom, Gregory of Nazianzus, Philoxenos, Basil the Great, and Isaac the Syrian. For each of the seven daily prayer times (morning, third hour, noon, ninth hour, evening, and night), there is a main prayer and a closing prayer. The present edition is the first translation to make the spiritual treasures of the original Syriac text available to readers in English. 

The Shbītho d-Dayroye is a thirteenth-century anthology dedicated to the personal prayer of monks and nuns. The collection comprises the writings of great saints in the Syriac Orthodox tradition including Ephrem the Syrian, Abraham Qidun, John Chrysostom, Gregory of Nazianzus, Philoxenos, Basil the Great, and Isaac the Syrian. For each of the seven daily prayer times (morning, third hour, noon, ninth hour, evening, and night), there is a main prayer and a closing prayer. The present edition is the first translation to make the spiritual treasures of the original Syriac text available to readers in English. 

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ContributorBiography

DominiqueSirgy

Dominique Alexandra Sirgy is a PhD student in Religious Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on Syriac and Arabic monastic anthologies, along with confluences between Eastern Christianity and Islam, especially in the areas of philosophy and mysticism.

Table of Contents (v)
Acknowledgments (ix)
Introduction (1)
   Organization of the Shbītho (2) 
   Manuscripts (4) 
   Translations (6) 
   Bibliography (6)
Text and Translation (9)
   Monday (10) 
      The Monday Morning Prayer of Saint Philoxenos (10) 
      The Ending [Prayer] of Monday Morning (12)
      [Prayer] For the Third Hour on Monday: Supplication of the Holy Apostles (14)
      Ending Prayer for the Third Hour (16) 
      Monday Noontime Prayer by Mor Abraham Qidun (18) 
      The Ending of Noontime Prayer of the Apostles and Evangelists (20) 
      Monday Prayer of the Ninth Hour by Abba Isaiah (24)
      Ending of the Prayer of the Apostles and Evangelists (26)
      Monday Evening Prayer by Saint Basil (28)
      Ending Prayer (30)
      Compline for Monday Night by Saint Athanasius the Great (30)
      Final prayer for Monday Night (32)
      Concluding Prayer (32)
      Monday Night Nocturne (34)
      Prayer of Mor Macarius of Alexandria (34)
      Another Prayer of John the Seer (36)
      Final Common Prayer (36)
   Tuesday (38)
      Tuesday Morning Prayer (38) 
      Final Prayer for Tuesday Morning (38) 
      Prayer of the Third Hour on Tuesday by Saint Gregory the Monk from Cypress (40) 
      Final Prayer (42) 
      Tuesday Midday Prayer (42) 
      Ending Prayer (44) 
      Prayer for the Ninth Hour on Tuesday (44) 
      Ending Prayer by Macarius of Egypt (46) 
      Tuesday Evening Prayer (48) 
      Ending Prayer (48) 
      Compline for Tuesday Night by Saint Philoxenos (50) 
      Ending Prayer by Abba Isaiah (52) 
      Tuesday Night Prayer (52) 
      Ending Prayer (58)
   Wednesday (60) 
      Wednesday Morning prayer by Saint Gregory Nazianzus (60) 
      Final Prayer by Anthony Monk from Tikrit in the melody of, “Oh, Compassionate One towards the Sinners” (62) 
      Prayer of the Third Hour on Wednesday (64) 
      Ending Prayer by Saint Philoxenos (66) 
      Wednesday Midday Prayer from the Book of the Ethicon (68) 
      Ending Prayer (68) 
      Prayer of the Ninth Hour on Wednesday from the Book of Ethicon (70) 
      Final Prayer (70) 
      Wednesday Evening Prayer (76) 
      Closing Prayer (76) 
      Wednesday Compline Prayer (78) 
      Closing Prayer by Bar Ṣalibi (78)
      Wednesday Night Prayer (80)
      Closing Prayer (80) 
   Thursday (84)
      Thursday Morning Prayer by Dionysius of Athens (84)
      Ending Prayer (86) 
      Thursday Prayer of the Third Hour by Mor Gregory of Cyprus (88) 
      Thursday Ending Prayer (88) 
      Thursday Midday Prayer by Abba Paul Peshitta (90) 
      Ending Prayer (92) 
      Thursday Prayer of the Ninth Hour by Mor Akhsonoya (94) 
      Ending prayer (98) 
      Thursday Evening Prayer (98) 
      Ending Prayer (100) 
      Thursday Compline. Supplication of Mor Ephrem (100) 
      Ending Prayer (104) 
      Thursday Night Prayer (104) 
      Ending Prayer (106)
   Friday (108) 
      Friday Morning Prayer (108) 
      Ending Prayer (110) 
      Prayer of the Third Hour on Friday (110) 
      Final Prayer (112) 
      Friday Midday Prayer by Paul Bishop of Qnīṭūs (112) 
      Ending Prayer (114) 
      Friday Prayer of the Ninth Hour (114) 
      Ending Prayer (118) 
      Friday Evening Prayer (120) 
      Ending Prayer (120) 
      Friday Compline Prayer by Saint Philoxenos (122) 
      Ending Prayer by Doctor Jacob of Serugh (124) 
      Friday Night Prayer (126) 
      Ending Prayer (126)
   Saturday (128) 
      Saturday Morning Prayer (128)
      Ending Prayer (128) 
      Saturday Prayer of the Third Hour (130) 
      Ending Prayer (132) 
      Saturday Midday Prayer (132) 
      Ending Prayer (134) 
      Saturday Prayer of the Ninth Hour by John the Seer (134) 
      Ending Prayer (136) 
      Saturday Evening Prayer by Anthony Monk of Tikrit (138) 
      Ending Prayer (140) 
      Saturday Compline by Saint Severus (142) 
      Ending Prayer by Saint Gregory the Theologian (144) 
      Saturday Night Prayer (146) 
      Ending Prayer by John the Seer (146)
   Sunday (154) 
      Sunday Morning Prayer by Dionysius of Athens (154) 
      Ending Prayer by Saint Philoxenos (154) 
      Sunday Third Hour Prayer by Dionysius of Athens (172) 
      [Ending] Prayer by Abba Serapion (172) 
      Sunday Midday Prayer (178) 
      General Final Prayer by Gregory Monk of Cyprus (180) 
      Prayer of the Ninth Hour on Sunday by Isaac of Nineveh (188) 
      Ending Prayer by John the Seer (190) 
      Sunday Prayer for Evening and for all Times (190) 
      Ending Prayer by Saint Philoxenos (192) 
      Sunday Compline (194) 
      Ending Prayer (194) 
      Sunday Night Prayer of Repentance by John Chrysostom (196) 
      Ending Prayer (198)

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