Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Pater Noster

This is a long overdue post. The Christus Rex website displays the Lord's Prayer in 1322 different dialects and languages. Some of these are images of the Lord's Prayer in tiles from the Convent of Pater Noster. Here is the Lord's Prayer in Armenian.

"The Convent of the Pater Noster was built over the site where Jesus taught His disciples the Lord's Prayer. The walls are decorated with 140 ceramic tiles, each one inscribed with the Lord's Prayer in a different language."

If you can add to this internet collection, contact the Christus Rex website (email is on the website.) The website is well-known and has received many internet awards.

A collection of Hail Mary Prayers on this website have been contributed by the Marion Library Collection in Dayton, Ohio.

Thanks to Wolfgang Kuhl who contributes to the Christus Rex website and told me about it last year. He also sent me information about the Little Prince in Syriac here.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mark S. said...

I've got something related that wouldn't be appropriate for that site but might well be of interest to fans of Abecedaria: the Lord's Prayer in Mandarin in a variety of scripts, most notably in the Murray Numeral Type system, which is basically a numbered syllabary originally designed as a Braille system. Especially interesting -- well, at least to me -- is that it has its own shorthand system (see also Unger's notes on shorthand in Ideogram).

(Sorry I'm so behind in responding to several interesting posts and comments here. It's been a busy, busy couple of weeks.)

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Suz said...

Hi Mark,

I found that fascinating and I definitely think that they would be candidates for the Christus Rex site. Afterall there are constructed alphabets and shorthand on the site. Not in the church of course!

I had never seen that Numeral type before. Thanks!

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