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Sunday, April 15, 2007
Text Of The New Icel Translation
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Yes, an unofficial version of the New Translation of the Roman Missal is available in English. It appeared over on the blog of Fr. Finigan. Unfortunately, it seems to still be flawed in numerous areas, but it is certainly at least a step in the right direction. See The Hermeneutic of Continuity by Fr. Finigan for more information. There are some good improvements from the current English version. Here is one below:

For information please see The New Translation of the Roman Missal: A Guide and Explanation
Latin text
Supra quae propitio ac sereno vultu respicere digneris; et accepta habere, sicuti accepta habere dignatus es munera pueri tui justi Abel, et sacrificium patriarchae nostri Abrahae, et quod tibi obtulit summus sacerdos tuus Melchisedech, sanctum sacrificium, immaculatam hostiam.

Old ICEL
Look with favor on these offerings and accept them as once you accepted the gifts of your servant Abel, the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith, and the bread and wine offered by your priest Melchizedek.

New ICEL
Be pleased to look upon them, with a serene and kindly gaze, and to accept them as you were pleased to accept the gifts of your just servant Abel, the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith, and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek, a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim.

Also below:

Latin text
accipens et hunc praeclarum calicem in sanctas ac venerabiles manus suas

Old ICEL
he took the cup

New ICEL
he took this precious chalice into his holy and venerable hands,
For information please see The New Translation of the Roman Missal: A Guide and Explanation

4 comments:

del_button April 15, 2007 at 2:57 AM
Mark said...

I would concentrate on it being an improvement... sometimes anything's better than waht we've got! :)

del_button April 15, 2007 at 11:24 AM
Nancy said...

The operative word here is "unofficial".

Very fascinating, but I'm cautious until the official version comes out.

del_button April 15, 2007 at 12:04 PM
Moneybags said...

Me too, Nancy.

del_button April 17, 2007 at 11:31 PM
Deo Juvante said...

I like the new translation, it's more poetic and descriptive.

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