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The Forgotten Christian World

In the first millennium, Christianity spread east from Palestine to Iraq, and on to India and China, becoming a global religion accepting of, and accepted by, other faiths. 3,335 more words


The Lord's Prayer

Every night for as long as I can remember, (and I can remember a long, long time back!) I have prayed the Lord’s Prayer before going to sleep. 780 more words

Monday Music Mix: August 18, One Cool Thing Edition

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. 297 more words


Two Arabic and Garšūnī verses in Saint Mark's, Jerusalem, № 183

At the end of one of the texts in SMMJ 183, which contains theological and hagiographic writings in Garšūnī, some later reader (or readers?) — the handwriting does not seem to be the same as the scribe’s — has recorded some intended wisdom. 248 more words


On Saint Mark's, Jerusalem, № 181 (content, notes, & endpapers)

Manuscript № 181 of Saint Mark’s Monastery in Jerusalem (SMMJ) is an East Syriac manuscript, written, it seems, by a scribe named ʿAbdišoʿ of Ātēl. The main content of the manuscript is the… 298 more words


A Bit On ISIS Marking Christians for Extermination and Expropriation in Iraq


As jihadist Sunni Islamist terrorists from ISIS/ISIL strive to create a sharia inspired Caliphate as they take over territory in Iraq and Syria, they are slaughtering innocent Christians.   133 more words


Talking to a dog in Aramaic

At some points in the history of lexicography, the acceptable fodder for lexicographers has been restricted, investigations into non-literary and purely colloquial words being eschewed. In the course of the last few centuries, at least, in more than one lexicographic arena, this custom has fortunately fallen into disuse, with the study of slang, etc. 451 more words