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“I’s amos ik h UN” Alive in Christ: a new believer is baptised at St John’s Cathedral by rector the Rev Canon Bruce Morrison (far right). photo: Simon Hall

Russell Powell Now there were staying in Jerusalem Godfearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. (Acts 2:5 -)6

It wasn’t exactly the Day of but until now this has been candidates, with hundreds

Pentecost, but a celebration of baptisms and confirmations last month at St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta was all the more joyful thanks to new livetranslation technology. The cathedral has a celebration each year when its congregations join together,

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solely in English. This year, a team of translators used a phone app called LiveVoice to simultaneously broadcast Mandarin, Cantonese and Farsi translations of the English language livestream. There were more than 35 baptism and confirmation

inside the cathedral and in the square outside. According to the cathedral’s senior associate minister, the Rev David Ould, the beginning of the event was not promising. “On the day we actually got rained on,” he says. “So we started indoors and then had

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