Sh'himo | Friday - Soutoro (Compline)

(Sh'himo Book Pg. 5)

Protect us, Lord, beneath the wings of Your loving kindness, and turn our hard hearts to the knowledge of Your truth; grant us to know and to consider that the evening which has called us to rest and refreshment from labor, is a figure of the end of this present life; that we may be diligent in good actions which are pleasing to Your will, and we will offer You praise and thanksgiving, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; now and always and forever.


(Sh'himo Book Pg. 37)

Qolo (Tune: Ninnodu papam chei…)

We know that our sins
are great Lord, and we know that - great are Your mercies
and if Your mercy
should not persuade You we shall - perish from our sins
Take not away
Lord Your hand from us, whom You have saved –
By Your precious blood Barekmor

Shub’ho … Men olam…

If a slave offends
his lord, he will take refuge – in the friend of his lord
And because of his
pleading the Lord will forgive - the slave’s offences
In Your Cross, Lord
We take refuge, may Your mercy come - quickly upon us

Moryo rahem…

B’outo of St. Jacob (Tone 1)

O Lord, - our Lord, we - call to You, - come to our - aid
Hear our - request and - have mercy - upon our souls

Adam – told his chil-dren of his - exile and - of
His for-mer place in - Paradise - and of his fall

It is – not fitting - for the foot- that ran to - the
tree to –tread the ho-ly place when - it is not clean

It is - not right for - the hand that - plucked the fruit - in
Eden - To wave o-ver the of-f’ring of the Lord

Glory – be to the - Father Who - of His own will
Crea-ted Adam - and Worship - be to the Son

Who de- scended and - redeemed him - by His suffering
and death - and may Thanks-giving be - to the Spirit

Who had - mercy on - him and re-stored him to – Paradise -
blest is He - who renews - him and us all

Christ Who - came and walked - on the earth - and uprooted
its thorns - by You A-dam returned - to Paradise

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison

(Sh'himo Book Pg. 5)

Psalm 91
. You that sit in the shelter of the Most High and abide in glory; in the shadow of God.

Say to the Lord; ‘My trust and my refuge; the God in whom I confide.’

For He shall deliver you from the snare of stumbling and from idle talk.

He shall keep you under His feathers, and by His wings you shall be covered; and His truth shall encompass you like an armor.

You shall not fear from the terror by night, and from the arrow that flies by the day.

And from the Voice that travels in the darkness, and from the devastating wind in the noon.

Thousands shall fall at your side and ten thousands at your right side.

They shall not come near to you, but with your eyes you shall see only; You shall see the revenge of the wicked

Since You have said, ‘Thou art the Lord, my trust. Who has placed thy abode in the heights.’

There shall not evil come near to you; neither shall any plague draw near to your dwelling place.

For He shall give His angels command concerning you, who shall protect you in all your ways.

And they shall bear you up in their hands, lest your foot stumble.

You shall tread upon the adder and the basilisk; and you shall trample down the lion and the dragon.

For the Lord has said: ‘Since he has sought me, I will deliver him and strengthen him.’

‘Since he has known my name, he shall call upon me, and I will answer him, and be with him in affliction’.

I will strengthen him and honor him. With long life, will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Psalm 121

I will lift up eyes to the mountain, from where does my help come?

My help is from the Lord who has made the heaven and the earth.

He will not suffer your foot to tremble; Your keeper shall not slumber.

For neither slumbers nor sleeps the keeper of Israel;

The Lord is your keeper. The Lord shall overshadow you with his right hand.

The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night;

The Lord shall take care of you from all evil; the Lord shall take care of your life.

He shall watch over your exit and your entrance, henceforth forever.

And to You belongs the praise, O God. Barekmor.

Glory be to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
Halleluiah – Halleluiah – Halleluiah
Unto the ages of ages and forever more


O Lord, who sittest in the secret place of the Most High, shelter us beneath the shadow of the wings of Thy mercy, and have compassion upon us.

Thou, who hearest all things, in Thy loving kindness, hearken to the supplication of Thy servants.

Grant us O Messiah; our Savior, a peaceful evening and a sinless night, for Thou art a glorious king, and unto Thee, our eyes are lifted up.

Forgive our debts and our sins; have mercy upon us, both in this world and in that to come.

May Thy loving kindness shelter us O Lord, and Thy grace be upon our faces. May Thy Cross † protect us from the evil one and his hosts.

Let Thy right hand overshadow us all the days of our lives, and Thy peace reign among us. Do Thou give hope and salvation to the souls that pray to Thee.

By the prayers of St. Mary, Thy Mother, and of all Thy Saints, O God, forgive us our debts, and have mercy upon us.


(Ezekiel 3:12)
† Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His Place forever;
† Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His Place forever;
† Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His Place forever and ever.

Holy and glorious Trinity, have mercy upon us;
Holy and glorious Trinity, have mercy upon us;
Holy and glorious Trinity, have compassion and mercy upon us.

Holy art Thou and glorious forever
Holy art Thou and glorious forever
Holy art Thou and blessed is Thy name, forever and ever.

Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Glory be to Thee, O Lord;
Glory be to Thee, ever our hope. Barekmor

Our Father who art in Heaven…
Hail Mary, full of grace…


We believe in one true God / the Father Almighty / Maker of heaven and earth / and of all things visible and invisible.

And in the One Lord Jesus Christ / the only-begotten Son of God / begotten of the Father / before all worlds / Light of Light / true God of true God / begotten, not made / being of one essence as the Father / and by whom all things were made/
†Who for us men / and for our Salvation / came down from heaven/
†And was incarnate of the Holy Virgin Mary / Mother of God / by the Holy Spirit / and became Man/
†and was crucified for us / in the days of Pontius Pilate / and suffered, and died / and was buried/ And the third day rose again / according to His will / and ascended into heaven / and sits on the right hand of His Father / and shall come again in His great glory / to judge both the living and the dead / whose kingdom shall have no end/

And in the One living Holy Spirit / the life-giving Lord of all / who proceeds from the Father / and who with the Father and the Son / is worshipped and glorified / who spoke by the prophets
and the Apostles/

And in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church / And we acknowledge one Baptism / for the remission of sins / And look for the resurrection of the dead / and the new life in the world to come.

Amen, Barekmor, Staumen Kalos, Kurielaison

Glory be to God on high
To His Mother honor be
To the martyrs crowns of praise
Grace and mercy to the dead

The Cross is a sign of peace                               Holy Cross
and a sign of victory
by the Cross we all are saved,
in the Cross we all glory

By Thy Cross, O Jesus Lord                               Theotokos
By Thy Mother’s praying word
Take from us and from our path
Punishments and rods of wrath

Plead for us O holy Saints                                  Saints
Pray to Him whose will ye did
That from anger we be spared
That from scourges we be hid

May those feet that cleanly trod                        Departed Clergy
Keeping pure Thy holy place
Tread the courts of paradise
And with angels e’er abide

May departed ones receive                                Departed Faithful
Who confessed the Trinity
What was promised to the thief
Paradise with Thee, O Lord

Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison

Lord, have mercy upon us
Lord, be kind and have mercy
Answer Lord, and have mercy

Glory be to Thee, O Lord
Glory be to Thee, O Lord
Glory be to Thee, ever our hope. Barekmor

PRAYER (Shudhamulla Bava)
O Holy Father, guard us by Thy Sacred Name,
O Son of God, our Savior, protect us with Thy victorious Cross. †
O Holy Spirit, make us worthy temples of Thy Holy habitation.
O Lord our God, forever shelter us under Thy divine wings, at all times, forever.