Archimandrite Serfim – Our Father Prayer (Aramaic) 2016 – YouTube

The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, chanted by Father Serafim Bit-Kharibi and parishioners in Qanda, Georgia. This parish is made up of a group of people of Assyrian descent who belong to the canonical Georgian Orthodox Church.

If Bashar al-Assad is removed as President of Syria, Assyrian Orthodox Christians – those who have not already fled – will be in grave danger. Perhaps I should say, even more grave danger than they are in already, with the spread of ISIS, and other manifestations of militant Islam. The surviving Christian enclaves in the Middle East – the wellspring and original home of Christianity – are increasingly islands in a sea of fire…



Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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