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Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas from the Eastern Tradition (in Part)

Now that another End of the World has come and gone, we can go back to talking about Christmas. And Syria: here is a Christmas service in the Syriac Orthodox tradition, filmed in Aleppo,Syria in happier times (2007-2008). After the expected Eastern style hymn they launch into "Silent Night" (I think in Syriac):

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