Saturday, February 26, 2011
SLAVISHLY LITERAL, LAME DUCK AND BEIJING DUCK
The Collect (Opening Prayer) for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time. I report; you decide:
Fr. Z's SLAVISHLY AWKWARD LITERAL RENDERING:
Grant us, we beg, O Lord,
both that the course of the world be set by your methodical peace producing plan for us and that your Church may be made joyful by means of tranquil devotion.
guide the course of world events
and give your Church the joy and peace
of serving you in freedom.
FORTHCOMING BEIJING DUCK:
Grant us, O Lord, we pray,
that the course of our world
may be directed by your peaceful rule
and that your Church may rejoice,
untroubled in her devotion.