Universal Syriac Union Party: Our goal is to eventually hold all meetings in Syriac language

LEBANON — During its regular evening meeting, the Universal Syriac Union Party (USUP) organized a lesson in the Syriac language for its members with the goal of spreading the Syriac language and preserving its practice in Lebanon.

As a part of its mission to preserve Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) language and culture, the USUP is working to increase the use of the Syriac language and have it become the spoken language among the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people rather than Arabic and other languages spoken in Lebanon.

In comments to Suroyo TV, USUP official Joseph Hajjar said that the party’s Women’s Council holds its regular meeting every two weeks in the presence of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women of all ages.

The meeting includes an educational lesson on the Syriac language delivered by General Coordinator of the USUP’s  Women’s Council Huda Lahoud, given her great experience and involvement in the Syriac language, he added.

Hajjar added that the lessons began with learning the Syriac alphabet, then the methods of writing and forming sentences. Participants are now being taught necessary sentences that are used in daily life.

Hajjar explained that the goal of these lessons is to spread the language among the women and children of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people in Lebanon and to eventually organize all meetings and gatherings in the Syriac language.