Monday, November 9, 2015

Tue Evening Aramaic Jesus Prayers

From event page

When:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm
Where:  Light Upon Light Sufi Center
Garden Level of the Center for the Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis

You are invited on a journey of healing with the Aramaic Beatitudes of Jesus. Become a channel of Divine love, joy, delight, healing, and peace by embracing the prayers of Jesus, as if for the first time.

Growing up, many of you learned and recited the First Beatitude in church or at bedtime, saying something like this.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
This is only one translation of Jesus' words, a translation based on Greek manuscripts which were translated over the centuries from one language into another -- into Latin, German, and then into various forms of the English language. However, Jesus did not teach in Greek, Latin, German, or English. He spoke and taught in Aramaic. In the Temple, he would have spoken Hebrew - a sister language to Aramaic, which was the more formal language for the Temple. 

You now have the opportunity to return to Jesus' original language and original style of prayer. See what new meanings await your life.

Adapted from "A Healing Journey with the Aramaic Lord's Prayer: Reclaiming the Mysticism of Jesus through His Native Language" by Elizabeth A. Reed co-created with Neil Douglas-Klotz. 

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