Monday, April 16, 2007

on the question of liturgical language

The Muslims have their Azan (Call to Prayer) in Arabic, and they have no issues with understanding it. I'm sure we Catholics can do likewise, and learn the meanings of simple Latin prayers too, starting from "Dominus vobiscum".

Sorry for the lack of posts. Have been very busy!

4 Comments:

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Demerzel said...

Well there is such a thing a liturgical language and the intrinsic connection to the mystery of faith. And well skewing Vatican II abit, well the Council did get it right (:p) that there is some deposit of faith found in the Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, Hindus etc in terms of them getting it right in the need for liturgical language. And well enough of a deposit to shame us. :p

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Good idea..

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Et cum spritu tuo...the infamous Vatican II said that our Liturgical language should be retained.....

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Bernard Brandt said...

If I recall correctly, the Angelus was devised by St. Francis d'Assisi as an alternative to the Islamic call to prayer.

It is a pity that this pious custom is not more often made use of, or that Catholic churches with bells do not resume this custom.

 

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