Saturday, 16 June 2007

Father was an Aramean

I've been exploring the Syrian/Aramean liturgy recently (as you do) and came across this footage of a funeral in the Tur Abdin; it's the requiem for a priest, and you'll see that they actually sit the deceased up in the sanctuary in all his vestments. Don't look if you're squeamish. Most unusual, and fascinating.

2 comments:

Mac McLernon said...

Shouldn't that be "My father was a wandering Aramean"??
;-)

(not that this chap is wandering anywhere...)

Ma Beck said...

"Weekend at Father Bernie's."

Wow. How bizarre and cool.
Thanks for posting.