This sweet young lady seeen today in the Vatican is a Syriac Christian.
They are the last humans on the planet earth who still speak the spoken language of Christ, Syriac (Aramaic).
A persecuted people, these Orthodox Christians do not speak or understand Arabic. They fled the sword of Islam into Turkey and in recent years have fled still further (after Ottoman genocide) to peaceful places such as Sweden, Germany, Austria and the United States.
It is a wonderful treat to hear them speak the language of Christ.
Just a note.... Chaldean Catholic's also speak Aramaic in their Liturgies.ReplyDelete
Yes, different rites make use of some Aramaic, but they are the last people to speak it as their "spoken" vernacular language.ReplyDelete
Ahh.... I see. Thanks for the clarification!ReplyDelete