Sunday, October 12, 2008

Church Service in Scot's Language

The Lord's Prayer
Matthew 5:9-13

Our Faither in heaven
hallowt be thy name;
thy Kingdom comme;
thy will be dune
on the yird, as in heaven.

Gie us our breid for this incomen day;
forgie us the wrangs we hae wrocht;
as we hae forgien the wrangs we hae dree'd;
an sey-us-na sairlie, but sauf us
frae the Ill Ane.

This was how things were spoken in an evening church service that I went to tonight.
No, it's not spelled wrong, it just looks like it is. What an experience to hear these people speak and read from their Scottish Bibles. And each person had a slightly different translation too, so it made from some really strange sounding things. There was enough English in it that I caught the main point of it all, but how I wish that I had a recording to share some of it! The name of the church that I visited was called Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church. It is a beautiful old building of which I'll post a photo of later when I get a chance to get them off my camera. Denominations here are either Catholic or Presbyterian. I chose the latter. If tomorrow is nice enough, I'm taking the train early to Edinburgh!

1 comment:

Bone*Head*Studios said...

OH Greenie, How very jealous I am of you and your wonderful journey!!! I do so wish on all the stars above that my dh and me could take this kind of journey. You are so lucky....