Friday, March 09, 2018

Syriac Christians in the US and Mexico

MODERN ARAMAIC WATCH: If Trends Hold, There May Be More Syriac Christians in US and Mexico Than in Iraq. Trends generally don't hold, and I hope conditions in Iraq improve. But meanwhile, I'm glad they're somewhere.

On improving trends in Iraq, see Friar trains Iraqis to preserve 'treasures' rescued from IS (Sammy Ketz, AFP). Background here and links.

On Aramaic-speaking Christians in New Jersey, see Talkin' Aramaic in New Jersey: The Strength of an Ancient Faith. How cool would it be to walk into a church filled with worshipers all speaking the same language that Jesus and His apostles spoke? Take a drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to find out! (Eric Metaxas and Roberto Rivera, The Christian Post). And some related posts are here and here and links.

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