‘The Lord’s Prayer’–in Aramaic

These children in Ankawa, Iraq, are singing the Lord’s Prayer–Abun d’Bashmayo–to celebrate their First Communion. They are singing it in Aramaic, the language of the Galilean countryside during Our Lord Jesus Christ’s time on earth. He and his apostles would have spoken it among themselves.

Aramaic has become almost extinct as a language still in daily use, surviving in some small communities in the Near East. But it is still used in some of the churches there.

Hymn request by Susan.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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