Saturday, August 6, 2011

Preface of the Transfiguration, New Translation

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For he revealed his glory in the presence of chosen witnesses and filled with the greatest splendor that bodily form which he shares with all humanity, that the scandal of the Cross might be removed from the hearts of his disciples and that he might show how in the Body of the whole Church is to be fulfilled what so wonderfully shone forth first in its Head. And so, with the Powers of heaven, we worship you constantly on earth, and before your majesty without end we acclaim: 

2 comments:

The Anonymous Moderate said...

I'm curious to what you're truly addressing here but then again as I read the title, it looks like you're a translator. Could this be a new Bible translation?

Joshua said...

I simply thought to post the new official English translation of the Preface of the Transfiguration, so as to make some commemoration of today's feast.

(You no doubt recall that the new English translation of the Ordinary Form of the Mass in the Roman Rite is currently being introduced - for instance, my own parish priest would have read this at Mass this morning, since he's already begun using the new translation, whereas in the adjoining parish only the people's responses are being used in the new version, and the priests there would have used the older translation one last time.)