A Moment of Silence

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“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” 
 Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

The unspeakable tragedy of the attack on Malaysia Flight MH17, killing all 298 passengers and crew members, has shocked the world.

298 people… 80 of whom were children.

Dozens were renowned AIDS researchers, en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

They hailed from 11 different countries:

  • 192 from The Netherlands (1 of whom was also American)
  • 44 from Malaysia
  • 27 from Australia
  • 12 from Indonesia
  • 10 from the United Kingdom
  • 4 from Belgium
  • 4 from Germany
  • 3 from the Philippines
  • 1 from New Zealand
  • 1 from Canada

The world community is united in grief for these men, women, boys and girls.

A heinous crime against humanity has been committed. There is no doubt that those responsible for this mass murder will be brought to justice.

But, for now, let us focus our prayers and thoughts on the families and friends who are mourning such tragic loss.

Below is The Lord’s Prayer, spoken in Dutch … and the written words (scroll further down) in Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, and Indonesian (which is also … I think, the same in Malaysian).

in DUTCH:

ONZE VADER 

Onze vader die in de hemel zijt
Uw naam worde geheiligd.
Uw rijk kome.
Uw wil geschiede op aarde zoals in de hemel.
Geef ons heden ons dagelijks brood.
En vergeef ons onze schuld,
zoals wij ook aan anderen hun schuld vergeven.
En leid ons niet in bekoring,
maar verlos ons van het kwade.

Amen.

in ENGLISH:

OUR FATHER 

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

in FILIPINO:

AMA NAMIN

Ama namin, sumasalangit Ka.
Sambahin ang ngalan Mo.
Mapasaamin ang kaharian mo
Sundin ang loob Mo dito sa lupa para nang sa langit.
Bigyan Mo kami ng aming kakanin sa araw-araw
At patawarin Mo kami sa aming mga sala
Para nang pagpapatawad namin sa nagkakasala sa amin.
At huwag Mo kaming ipahintulot sa tukso
At iadya Mo kami sa lahat ng masama

Amen.

in FRENCH:

Notre Père

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
que ton Nom soit sanctifié,
que ton règne vienne,
que ta volonté soit faite
sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd’hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses,
comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation,
mais délivre-nous du mal.
[Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent
le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles.]

Amen.

in GERMAN:

UNSER VATER

Unser Vater im Himmel,
dein Name werde geheiligt,

dein Reich komme,

dein Wille geschehe

wie im Himmel, so auf der Erde.

Gib uns heute das Brot, das wir brauchen.

Und erlaß uns unsere Schulden,

wie auch wir sie unseren Schuldnern erlassen haben.

Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung,

sondern rette uns vor dem Bösen.

Amen.

in INDONESIAN (and also MALAYSIAN):

BAPA KAMI

Bapa kami yang ada di Surga,

dikuduskanlah nama-Mu.

Datanglah kerajaan-Mu, jadilah kehendak-Mu,

di bumi seperti di surga.

Berikanlah kami pada hari ini makanan kami yang secukupnya,

dan ampunilah kami akan kesalahan kami

seperti jami juga mengampuni orang yang bersalah kepada kami.

Dan janganlah membawa kami ke dalam percobaan,

tetapi lepaskanlah kami dari yang jahat.

[Karena Engkaulah yang empunya kuasa dan kemuliaan

untuk selama-lamanya.]

Amin.

 

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