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A Coptic Hymn

As an Indonesian, I automatically perceive Arabic chants as Islamic. Well I don’t speak Arabic, so when I listened the above hymn it is very very hard for me to accept that it is a part of Christian tradition. I have to listen very carefully for any word I am familiar with; I think I heard some “Kyrie”s there. Also, I live with a Protestant family, and the neighbour next door is a Muslim family, so I am wondering if they think I am listening to an Islamic prayer, as IMO Orthodox Christianity, let alone the Coptic rite, is not widely known in this part of the world. But I have loved Arabic chants for a few years already, and somehow listening to this song makes me want to attend a Coptic service someday.

Update: I played the video again and realised that the video actually begins in English (…and forgive us our sins)! Gosh, it does take time!

Another update: not only does the video begin in English, but the first half of the video seems to be entirely in English! So I can confirm that my Indonesian ears are more sensitive to the Arabic tone than the actual prayer.

Kasihilah Musuhmu

Komentar Uni Akiko di sini membuat saya berpikir, seberapa sering kita mendoakan musuh kita, dan bukannya justru mengutuki mereka? Continue reading ‘Kasihilah Musuhmu’

Sabda Tuhan Sejauh Ini

Sabda Tuhan yang kenol pada tahun kedelapan, “Lebah Madu”. Continue reading ‘Sabda Tuhan Sejauh Ini’

Random

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Dialog Imajiner

Dan di pojokan kantin kampus aku bertemu dengan Yesus. Dia masih dengan kaos oblong yang sering dia pakai, warna hitam, ada simbol A merah terlingkar di belakang. Jins bolong di lutut dan sandal jepit Swallow butut. Dilepasnya earphone MP3 player dari telinganya, lirih terdengar lagu Sex Pistols, “No future, no future for you…”, dia memesan semangkuk bakso, pakai soun, juga segelas es teh manis, dan duduk di depanku sambil tersenyum.

Dan dengannyalah semua keluh kesahku tercurah. Betapa beberapa waktu lalu aku memperlihatkan borok yang lama tersembunyi, tak sengaja, dan akupun sambil termenung berkata,

Bos, aku ki kok ngene yo, ket biyen wis sadar kekuranganku, tur ra iso mari, sih sok metu ae.”

Jawabnya,

Le, kan ngerti to kowe, Hukum Murphy? Kabeh menungsa ki mesti  nduwe salah, lan mesti bakal salah, lha iki pas gek apes, borokmu metu…wis nyesel rung saiki kowe?”

Uwis Sus…tenanan aku ngrasa nyesel gara-gara kuwi”

Ha yo wis, kowe wis nglakokne sing iso mbok lakokke. Ncen ora iso sakdeg saknyet kabeh langsung beres, ora iso ngono. Ning sing jelas kowe wis nyesel, kuwi wis apik. Mulane suk neh nek tumindak sing ngati-ati, dipikir sik. Ncen angel nek wis gawan bayi ngono…heheh, tur yo kudu diusahakke yo. OK OK?

Nggih Gusti…

Nggih pun, ayo madhang bareng, aku yo gek ngelih iki, ket isuk rung sarapan.

Pesanan kami datang — saya sudah memesan sebelumnya — , dan kami menyelesaikan makan siang. Dia dengan lahapnya, dan aku perlahan-lahan…


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