When baptizing or praying in the name of Jesus, is it crucial to use the Aramaic pronunciation of his name? — C.M.

Not at all. (As if you or I could perfectly pronounce the Aramaic anyway!) In fact, it’s not even necessary to say the word “Jesus.” That may sound strange, but since I have addressed this already at the website, you can easily evaluate this claim. Here are some links I hope you’ll find useful: