Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Some helps

I was looking at my sitemeter report and it seems that I get visits from people searching on Greek and Anglican Prayer Beads.

If you want to hear the NT Greek alphabet sung (as well as two others songs in NT Greek) then visit this website: NT Greek Alphabet Song

The Greek New Testament Gateway contains many links to what I call "NT Greek Helps" - there should be something at this site that is of interest to someone learning NT Greek.

This site contains 9 NT Greek lessons and some audio helps: NT Greek.net

There are many places one can get Anglican Prayer Beads, this link: Solitaries of DeKoven is where mine were hand-made.

Here are the instructions (per the Solitaries of DeKoven) that came with my prayer beads on how to pray using the prayer beads:
Hold the Cross and say the prayer assigned to it, then move to the Invitatory Bead. Then enter the circle of the rosary with the first Cruciform Bead, moving through the Weeks and other Cruciforns, saying the prayers for each bead, and then existing by way of the Invitatory Bead and Cross. It is suggested that one prays around the circle of beads three times in an unhurried pace.


Lee said...

Hi JSD! I went and listened to the songs. I'm not sure what I expected but the Amen in the doxology surprised me. I have a friend who was gracious and invited me for his family bread and lights service. He sang the words in both Hebrew and English. I don't think his words sounded anything like what I just heard, but the Amen he sang sounded exactly like the Greek one. I'm wondering why they sounded the same?


Lee said...

So here I am, clicking on the "next blog" button and up comes one written in Greek. Which made me wonder if you had bookmarked any of them to try out your growing vocabulary on as it occurs to me that nothing speeds learning like relevancy. Granted, modern day Greek may be vastly different from ancient, biblical Greek, still it might be something to play with. I wonder if there are any blogs written in biblical Greek and how one would look for them. (g)


jsd said...

Hi Lee: I haven't bookmarked or searched for any blogs about NT Greek. NT Greek is different from Ancient Greek (at least in how it is pronounced - I don't know if words are different).