Saturday, February 19, 2011

LAME DUCK AND BEIJING DUCK TRANSLATIONS OF THE COLLECT FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME





COLLECT

FR. Z'S SLAVISHLY LITERAL VERSION:

Grant, we beg, Almighty God,
that we, meditating always on rational things,
may fulfill those things which are pleasing to You
by both words and deeds.

CURRENT LAME DUCK:

Father, keep before us the wisdom and love
you have revealed in your Son.
Help us to be like him
in word and deed.

FORTHCOMING BEIJING DUCK:

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, always pondering spiritual things,
we may carry out in both word and deed
that which is pleasing to you.

1 comment:

SqueekerLamb said...

This time I'm ordering Bejing Duck. Sorry, Fr. Z.