Posted by: Christine Johnson | June 6, 2006

New Translation

Whispers in the Loggia has some of the new Mass translation that the USCCB will vote on (though the adoption of the text is inevitable). It’s beautiful! It’s different, and we’ll all need missals, but, oh! It’s so CLEAR and the Faith is so evident in the words! It’s not at all muddled, though I know I’ll be having vocabulary lessons with my children so they understand what some things mean.

Here’s the Creed, for example:

The Nicene Creed:

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
(At the following words, up to and including and became man, all bow.)
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate
of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

Crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
And one holy, catholic and apostolic Church.I
confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.I
look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Yes, we’ll all need missals, and I suspect that Saint Joseph missals will be in order for those parishes who can’t afford the fancy leather-bound ones.

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