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Ode to Saint Barbara - 'Ideesa Barbara

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This Ode to Saint Barbara - 'Ideesa Barbara is from His Excellency / Bishop / Sayedna / Sayidna Nicholas Samra, Titular Bishop of Gerasa, Auxiliary Bishop, and Protosyncellos of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States

ODE TO SAINT BARBARA

Refrain: repeated after each verse of the ode:

Id-dee-sa Bar-ba-ra O holy Saint Barbara,
'an dir-rab il moukh-ta-ra honored before the Lord,
Abu-kee hel ka-fir Your father, that heathen,
Hel a-ba-dil hee-ja-ra. Worships stone idols.

Ode:

Abu-kee ha-kim bil a-ra-di sham Your father rules in the land of Sham,
Ha-dal ka-fir ib-nil ee-yam That pagan is a hypocrite!
Rah-e har-rab il ur-ri-wan He went to fight the Christians
Kur-han bi-deen il nas-sa-ra. To make her reject them.
 
Ta-lub bin-to 'a di-wan He called his daughter to the grotto
ou ha-ka-ha bi shat-mil ed-yan And told her to blaspheme her religion,
oua-la i'bo-dee il o-san And told her to adore the stones
ou har-be hel nas-sa-ra. And leave the Christians.
 
A-lit-lo a-bu-yee ya mis-keen Father, you miserable one, she said,
Ana bi is-mee ma-ba-leen I will not change my belief;
Lo at-'a-oo-nee bis si-keen Even if they cut me with a knife
Ma hab but-'an bi deen il nas-sa-ra. I will not depart from the Christians.
 
Al lil kha-dem yakh-doo-ha He told the servant to take her
'A-lil kaz-nee wad-doo-ha And put her in a cell,
ou ish ma-Tal-bit 'a-too-ha And give her what she asks
Tat har-rib il nas-sa-ra. If she will fight the Christians.
 
A-lit a-bu-yee mu-jas il nas Father, Ruler of the people, she said,
A-khad 'a-lat hel was-was This folly overtakes your mind;
A-na 'a-lee kil al-mas My mind is like a jewel
E-lah-tak kil-ha hee-ja-ra. Your gods are but stone.
 
A lil kha-dem yakh-doo-ha He told the servant to take her
ou kil As-bati as-boo-ha And give her many tortures:
ou yah-la-hu 'a-yoon-ha ou yar-moo-ha Remove,her eyes and expel her
but-til hal fa-ja-ra. To stop this foolishness.
 
Jab is-saifta-yadh-ba-ha He brought a sword to kill her,
sar is-saif mee-na-ra The sword became a beacon of light;
Jab il hab-la ta yish-nil-ha He brought a noose to hang her,
Sar-rat il hab-la zan-na-ra The noose became a belt;
Jab an-nar ta-yih-ri'-ha He brought fire to burn her,
Sar-rat an-nar-ra ba-khoo-ra. The fire became incense.
 
'E-jit ghay-me ou khuf-fut-ha A cloud came and covered her
li 'in-dal Ma-seeh a-kha-dit-ha And took her to Christ.
At-la-boo kil-kum sha-fa-it-ha I ask her intercession for all of you,
Hel sha-he-di Bar-ba-ra. This martyr Barbara.
 
Id-dee-sa Bar-ba-ra O holy Saint Barbara,
'an dir-rab il moukh-ta-ra honored before the Lord,
Nal-lit ka-ra-mi 'an dAl-lah Found mercy with God
Ta-tit shaf-fat bil nas-sa-ra. To intercede for Christians.
 
Sel-la' na-lik il slee'-a We prepared boiled wheat for you,
Laysh ma jee-tee a-kal-tee Why don't you come and eat.
Sha'-al na-lik is-sham-'a We lit a candle for you
Laysh majee-tee tha-fay-tee-ha. Why not come and blow it out.

This Ode to Holy Great-Martyr Barbara is in the oral tradition. This Ode is often sung when the slee'a, emeh, ilbee, or iyouk is eaten.


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