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.


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.