For many English speaking Chaldeans, Ba’utha has always been something of a bittersweet experience. Though many love attending the prayer services and hearing the beautiful prayers, it is often difficult to submerge oneself entirely in the services when all the prayers are said in Chaldean. This year however was a very different story. For the first time at St. Peter Cathedral, the Ba’utha prayers were held in English every night of Ba’utha. For those who could not attend the 7pm services, the prayers were streamed live onwww.kaldu.tv/live.
The English translation of the prayers have been available for a number of years now, however it was very different hearing them sung in the beautiful Chaldean melodies of Ba’utha.