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A monk in Georgia who sings religious chants in the language of Jesus Christ
14 April, 2015
Among 4000 Assyrians who reside in Georgia, 2000 live in village Qanda, in the district of Mtskheta. 95 percent of the inhabitants are Assyrians and speak Aramaic , even to this day. Many scientists claim that Jesus Christ used to speak the Aramaic language.

Father Serafim , a 36-year-old monk and deacon is Assyrian and Aramaic is his native language. Until the age of 24, the deacon lived an ordinary life; he used to participate in eastern combat and was
the head of the security service to Ukraine’s MPs.

Then something changed in his life that made him become a monk. When the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia learned about him, he presented Father Serafim to the Assyrians living in Georgia as “The Confessor of Assyrians”. With the Patriach’s blessing Archimandrite Serafim now conducts liturgy and sings chants in the Aramaic language.


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