Lebanon: The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic

CRS Communications Coordinator Jennifer Hardy traveled with winners of the 2008 Egan Award for Journalistic Excellence . During their visit, they looked at the Church’s work with Iraqi refugees in Lebanon and Syria.

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On the first full day in Lebanon, bleary-eyed from jet lag and too little Turkish coffee, the Egan Award winners were delighted to visit Byblos, one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world.

Our tour guide, Elie Lebboss, is an archeologist who speaks to groups between digs, and he took us to an ancient church just outside the old city’s walls. He agreed to share the Lord’s Prayer with us in Aramaic, the closest language to what Jesus actually spoke.

I closed my eyes for a few seconds while I recorded this clip (a big no-no for the professional videographers out there!) and let his words and the smell of the sea drift over my senses. Beautiful.

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One Response to “Lebanon: The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic”

  1. Advent Reflection, Day 11 | Voices of CRS Says:

    […] Listen to the Lord’s Prayer recited in Aramaic, a language very similar to that of Jesus. Reflect on the fact that Christians all over the world […]

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