Pentecost Experience through the Lord’s Prayer

Rev. Lauren

This post is a few days behind as I am sharing about one of the places we went on July 15. As you have seen from our posts, our days have been filled so I hope you will forgive me for not sharing this with you all sooner.

One of the holy sites we went to that day was Pater Noster (or Eleona), which houses the never-completed open air commemoration to the Lord’s Prayer. There are 127 different languages reflected mosaics of the Lord’s Prayer all throughout the building and gardens.

Lords Prayer English and Spanish

Lords Prayer 3

Lords Prayer 2

Lords Prayer 1

Lord's Prayer in braille in different languages

Lord’s Prayer in braille in different languages

As if seeing the Lord’s Prayer in all of these different languages wasn’t moving enough, a few members of our group were able to pray the Lord’s Prayer aloud for us in languages that are familiar to them. This is when I started to feel like we were truly having a Pentecost experience, where each heard the disciples speaking to them in their own language.

Kathi leading the Lord’s Prayer in German

Tom, priest in the Philippians, leading the Lord’s Prayer in Tagalog

Ross, bishop in New Zealand, leading the Lord’s Prayer in Maori

Walin, priest in Haiti, leading the Lord’s Prayer in French

Soner, priest in Haiti, leading the Lord’s Prayer in Creole

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