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To: Hermann the Cherusker; sandyeggo
The earliest Jewish Christians in Palestine must have celebrated the Eucharist in Aramaic.

There it is! I have often surmised that, in the very beginning, Aramaic would have been used.

IMHO, it would have been absolutely beautiful to preserve the aramaic for the Consecration, for those words "This is my body - This is the blood of the new covenant" were first spoken by our Lord in Aramaic.

Great post!! Thanks for the ping ... I find the early church history most interesting.

7 posted on 07/16/2003 3:36:51 PM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
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To: NYer
There it is! I have often surmised that, in the very beginning, Aramaic would have been used.

Still is, in the Chaldean Rite at least...

8 posted on 07/16/2003 3:40:00 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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I agree - That would be awesome!
10 posted on 07/16/2003 4:54:40 PM PDT by Saint Athanasius (How can there be too many children? That's like saying there are too many flowers - Mother Theresa)
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To: NYer
The Maronite and Syraic rites use Aramaic for the consecration.
11 posted on 07/16/2003 6:54:32 PM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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