Monday, November 26, 2007

Ordinary Mass Thoughts

1. Sorry about the ranting below; I'm better now.

2. If a hypothetical person were to find themselves at the folk Mass held in the evening because the hypothetical person overslept, the proper meditation for the service is "This is my own darn fault."

3. And now for something productive: a Latin-to-English cheat sheet for the Ordinary Mass in Latin that I arranged. I don't go to Latin services (although it sounds tempting), but I've got a lot of sacred music and, since I don't speak Latin, the Masses may as well be gibberish to my ears. With the cheat sheet, they make perfect sense. If you like this and find it helpful, let me know; I'm considering doing ones for the Miserere, for the 1928 Anglican version of the English translation, and the Stabat Mater Dolorosa (although I don't know if this has prescribed lyrics or not).

1 comment:

Jack said...

"Sorry about the ranting below; I'm better now."

I wouldn't worry too much about it Hoke.

When you see injustice and evil and it doesn't bother you, then you'll really have something to be sorry about.

Til then you're doing okay.