Holy Spirit

The Third Person of the Holy Trinity, Proceeds from the Father; Worshiped and glorified along with the Father and the Son; Spoke through the Prophets and the Apostles; the living Lord and the Giver of life; Perfector of all Holy Sacraments.

Teacher Training and Resources

Reference Materials

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Other Resources

  1. Orthodox Resource Guide, Fr. Abey George (pages 49-59)


In order to help our children grow in the Orthodox Faith in North America, a decision was made to standardize all materials to the Orthodox Study Bible (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/016/2010, October 28, 2010). Please continue to pray and support the development of a fully approved translation based on the Peshitta, and our textbooks will educate on the various translations and historic development of Scripture.

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Liturgical Resources

The Ministry of Liturgical Resource Development (LRD) was created in July of 2015 (DSWA Kalpana DSWA/C/10/2015, July 24,2015) to promote the translation, versification, and publication of vital English liturgical resources. Today most of our Sacramental offices are available and the "Service Book of the Holy Qurbono" and "Shehimo: Book of Common Prayer" are available in print. Wherever possible references will be made using LRD resources given the easy access to these materials to the faithful in North America.

Holy Qurbono

Other Hymns

Other Prayers

Promion and Sedro

  • Feast of Pentecost - Sedro (Order of the Prayers of the Major Feasts, MOSC Publications, pg. 260)
O God, the Comforter, the Sanctifier of Churches, the Perfector of all divine ministries, the Giver of priesthood, the Performer of baptism, the Consecrator of the sacraments, and the absolver of sins. The Spirit, who searches in the depths of thoughts, who declares hidden things, who proclaims things to come, and who One who takes (from the Son), and is not taken; the One who perfects and not needing to be perfected; who declares, but cannot be expressed in words; the Sanctifier, who needs no sanctification; the deifying, who has no need to be deified. The Spirit, who moves of His own accord; the Spirit who possess His own authority and power; the Spirit who is glorified in His own glory; the Spirit, who is exalted in His supreme state of dignity; the Spirit, who is light and the giver of light. The Spirit of grace and the Fount of goodness; the upright Spirit; the majestic Spirit; the Spirit who is Lord, the Spirit of Sonship, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of understanding, the Spirit of knowledge, the Spirit of piety, the Spirit who prepares temples for Himself; the Spirit who guides, the Spirit who operates as he wills as it is meet, the Spirit, who distributes gifts to everyone. The Spirit of consolation, the Spirit of royalty, the Spirit of mighty deeds, the Spirit of perfection, the Spirit of accomplishment, the Spirit who exceeds quality, the Spirit who is beyond quantity. The Spirit who loves mankind, the Spirit who fulfills the prophets, the Spirit who perfects the apostles, the Spirit who fortifies the martyrs, the Spirit who adorns the temples, the Spirit who pours forth doctrines on the Teachers, the Spirit who makes the simple wise. The beneficent Spirit, the omnipotent Spirit, the Spirit is believed, the Spirit who alone is worshipped with the Father and the Son, the Spirit who possesses all the Father's attributes except Fatherhood, the Spirit who owns all the Son's qualities other than birth and incarnation. The everlasting Spirit who is not less in age than the Father, the eternal Spirit, who is not younger than the Son, the Spirit who has neither beginning nor end, and is neither precedent to the Father, nor more ancient than the Son.


Patristic Quotes

  • [St. Ephrem] "Oil is, therefore, the friend of the Holy Spirit and Her minister... for the Holy Spirit by the Anointed brands Her sheep. In the symbol of the signet ring that in sealing wax marks its imprint, also the hidden mark of the Spirit is imprinted by the oil on bodies anointed in baptism and sealed in the dipping."

Other Quotes

Syriac and Greek Words

  • Word (Syriac) - text


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