AP 290 to 281
AWUN D' WASMAYYA at the location in Jerusalem where Jesus taught it.
|Part Number||Part I - Syro Malabar Church|
|Title||AWUN D' WASMAYYA at the location in Jerusalem where Jesus taught it.|
|Place of Recording||Church of the Pater Noster Jerusalem|
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This video is part of my personal story and the story of the Aramaic Project. In April 2012, I had the privilege of leading a group on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I greatly desired to recite and sing the Our Father at the location where Jesus taught it to his disciples for the first time. The opportunity came on 25 April when we visited the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of Pater Nester on the Mount of Olives. We went to the grotto, which looked like a cave where Jesus is believed to have taught the prayer. I had prepared a handout with the text of the Lord's Prayer in Syriac with transliteration in the Latin script. After reciting the prayer in Syriac and English, something came up on me and I sang out the text in a melody that happened on the spot. The group joined at Amen. It turned out to be an emotional moment for all of us. From today's perspective, I am surprised at the vocal inflection I used in this singing. Significantly, the idea of the Aramaic Project dawned on me on this day and at this location.
While watching the video, two interesting elements stood out. First, the transliterated text that I used did not have the word "hathahain" ("our sins"). I do not recall which source I used in 2012. However, the text that appears in the Taksa (missal) of the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East, India, does not include that word. See the image on the screen. It indicates that the Lord's prayer was in circulation in different forms even in India among the Syriac Christians, as Dr. Zacharias Thundy suggested in Aramaic Project 285.https://youtu.be/zmoVwlj3oRM
Also, I was happy and proud to see the Malayalam version of the prayer painted in contemporary Malayalam script on the wall of the monastery church. What is significant is that the anonymous translator used the Syriac source and wrote in Malayalam, 'Pareekshayilekku njangale prawesippikkaruthe' ("Let us not enter into temptation"). Interestingly, the corrective that Pope Francis suggested in 2017 was already taken care of by the translator almost a century ago. Again, the taksa of the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East, India, uses the exact translation. We hope this video and note will inspire seminarians to further study the Lord's Prayer.
Aramaic Project 285. Zacharias Thundy. https://youtu.be/zmoVwlj3oRM
Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
22 September 2022
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- AP 3a - Melody of Awūn d’waśmayyā. The Lord's prayer. Fr. Paul Kodamullil.
- AP 4 - Awūn d'waśmayyā [Our Father in heaven]-Track 01- from Qambel Maran: Syriac Chants from South India
- AP 10a - Catherine teaches her sister Rebecca how to recite "Awūn d’waśmayyā" (Our Father).
- AP 10b - Catherine sings the Solemn form of the Lord's Prayer "Awūn d’waśmayyā" (Our Father) with Thrice Holy and Doxology.
- AP 21 - Recital of the Lord's Prayer in Syriac, "Awun d' wasmayya" by the First Holy Communion & Confirmation candidates.
- AP 23 - The First Communion children of St. Jude Syro Malabar Church in Northern Virginia, USA, learn "Awun d’wasmayya", the Lord's Prayer in Syriac.
- AP 23a - The St. Jude Syro Malabar Church choir in Northern Virginia, USA, learn "Awun d’wasmayya", the Lord's Prayer in Syriac.
- AP 70aj - "Āwūn D’wašmayyā" The Lord’s Prayer
- AP 70ar - Awūn D’wašmayyā" Our Father
- AP 80d - Our Father with thrice holy. Awun d'wasmayya
- AP 165-37 - "Awun d'washmaya." Fr. Saji Mattathil
- AP 165-43 - Awun d'wsmayya. Fr. Saji Mattathil
- AP 216 - आवून द'वशमय्या Our Father in Syriac, with Hindi transliteration and translation.
- AP 285 - ആവൂൻ ദ്വശ്മയ്യാ/Awun d wasmayya (Our Father in heaven) : Analytical Study