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Offline Trevorthodox

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Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« on: December 15, 2010, 10:59:26 AM »
My question is about the prayer book of the Syriac Orthodox Church (of Syria).

What do these following words mean?
shhmo, qawmo, eqbo, qolo, bo'ootho?

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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 02:06:39 PM »
Name, standard or pillar, eqbo I'm not sure of, voice, request (as in prayer).


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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 07:01:06 PM »
Thanks. Secondary question.

What do they signify in the context of the Syriac Prayer Book?

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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 07:28:00 PM »
I'm not familiar with the book, I'm afraid.

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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 10:14:32 PM »
The Syriac Orthodox Book of Hours is called the Shhimo, "simple prayer." The shhimo has offices for the canonical hours for each day of the week

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/SimplePrayer/Qawmo.html
Each time a prayer starts with a prologue and a Qawmo which is a set of prayers with Trisagion and the Lord's prayer.

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/SimplePrayer/Preface.html
http://ssvarghe.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html

Bovutho – Multiple stanzas of petitions, often of repentance,
Eqbo – an introductory type of hymn
Qolo ,A hymn comprised of as few as 2 stanzas to as many as 20-30 stanzas

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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 11:38:31 PM »
Tawdi saagi.

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Re: Syriac Prayer Book: What do these words mean?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 01:52:32 PM »
Thanks. You linked to the text I am using. The Syriac Book Of Hours is so beautiful. I love its' progression between repentance and joy.