Atop the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem sits The Church of the Pater Noster, otherwise known in English as the Church of the Our Father. The church is a Carmelite Roman Catholic Church.
This site has a rich history, both theological and sociological, but what is most noticeable are the mosaics of the Lord’s Prayer in over 100 languages throughout the church.
Church of the Pater Noster
I took photos of some of the over 100 tiles (and their languages):
How Jesus Taught Us To Pray
For Christians you should recognize that Jesus said, “Pray then like this,” and taught his disciples, and therefore us, as the way to pray.
Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
The Lords Prayer is a beautiful prayer. To see it in so many different languages made me reflect on how many people throughout the world say it on any given day.
Peace be with your spirit.
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I don’t consider myself a religious person, and yet this might be one of your most interesting posts. As a bit of a linguist, and traveller seeing all these languages is a real treat.
Thanks Roy. I think you are more than a bit of a linguist, and that is one of the beauties of visiting sites like this, even if you are not religious. My guess is you would love Jerusalem to visit.
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