Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pope Tells Christians to Get Out of Church

As well he should.

Benedict XVI has personally selected three new dismissals, to be used at the end of Mass.  Apparently, many in the pews were translating Ite, missa est as "Mass is over; take a nap."  

Lutherans have recently had the same idea; among the better things in ELW is a selection which includes Go in peace.  Remember the poor.  The Pope's new options, which supplement but do not replace the original, are:
  • Ite ad Evangelium Domini annuntiandum. (Go and tell the Good News; this is also in ELW).
  • Ite in pace, glorificando vita vestra Dominum (Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life).
  • Ite in pace (Go in peace).
We quite like these, and are sorry that our Romish friends will not be authorized to use them until 2012 or thereabouts.   

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