Tag: Pennsylvania Dutch

  • There is no shteem-intshein in the Bible Pennsylvania Deitsh is a spoken language. Traditionally High German is used for reading the Bible in the Amish Communities. The “Translation Committee” is still working on a translation of the Old Testament into Pennsylvania Deitsh. Psalms and Proverbs are already translated and included in the second print of […]

  • I missed the chicken house or why I did not go to an Amish Service today

    Yesterday, I visited Yoder’s Amish farm in Berlin, Ohio. I asked the tour guide if it would be possible to visit a Service an Amish service on Sunday. The Amish used to meet in barns for service. Each Sunday a different family invites the congregation to worship on their farm. They even have “church wagons“ […]