June 25, 2006

This is not even a "half-truth"

Fr. Tim Finigan sent me a reminder of this.

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Blogger Daniel Muller said...

Actually, the translation snippet given here still leaves out the conjunction et, which brings up another topic. ICEL did not believe that we could understand long sentences with multiple clauses, not taking into consideration that modern rhetoric advises a mixture of long and short sentences to maintain interest as well as for special effects.

In other words, not only did they leave out a lot of words that they did not particularly like, sentences were sliced and diced into single-clause statements typically in the following pattern (cf. the collects): 1. indicative (this is how you/things are) 2. imperative (so fix them already).

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


In this case, 'et' would have more an adverbial force. Something like, "Taking also this..."


5:41 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

As a Tridentine Rite fan, I'm really looking forward to the new translation!!

1:23 AM  
Blogger FingO said...

Ok, I'm from germany, but as far as I can see, theres a mistake:

taking this glorious chalice.... is from the roman missal

he took the cup is form the second, thrid and fourth eucharistic prayer. So, "taking this glorious..." stil exists in the new lithurgy (at least in german), yet in the first eucharistic prayer.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

FingO, be grateful for the German translation! It is not bad or dishonest like the English one.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Sage said...

I agree, Aaron, but I'm always left to wonder..."Why so much effort, for so little gain?" Like I always say:

Unlike Communism, alchemy, and the Novus Ordo, the Tridentine Rite of the Mass works every time it's tried.

4:06 PM  

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