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.

CURRENT LAME-DUCK

Lord,
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.

1 comment:

pinanv525 said...

They just need to start teaching Latin in all the schools again...*sigh* For a whole lot of reasons...