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.