I came across this story last week and thought it would be perfect to share with you all for our Music Monday and also as an entry in the One Cool Thing catalog.
It was from an NPR interview with a rock drummer who by a series of unexpected events, found himself in centuries old churches in Syria recording this amazing ancient music that is still being performed by remarkably dedicated people in some of the oldest sites in the Christian world.
In the audio version of the interview (which you can find at the link at the bottom of this post) you can hear a version of The Lord’s Prayer in Syriac, an ancient language, approximate to Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. I think it’s remarkable that these things are still being preserved to this day (although they are being lost now to the ravages of war tearing through…
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