Friday, October 1, 2010
Faeder ure pu pe eart on heofonum ("Our Father who art in heaven")
Many people prefer the Lord's Prayer in "traditional" English ("Our Father who art in heaven..."). However, that English is relatively recent. A friend sent this along the other day; it is the Lord's Prayer in 11th century English, and thankfully it comes with subtitles. This takes about 3 minutes to watch, and the mystical tone comes through. Imagine those 11th century Angl0-Saxon monks saying this together in the stony monasteries of York. Enjoy . . .