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In more cheerful news, introduced at the AMiA meeting is a first draft of a modern language version of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.  A pdf of the Holy Communion is here.  This is a first draught, folks.  Let's see:  among the quibbles I've read so far - the 1662 Book uses "minister" rather than "priest," and so does this version.  The issue of the epiklesis will have be hassled over by more learned folk.  I imagine that this is an area that will be changed, though.  As to "I believe" versus "We believe" in the Creed, the Greek version is definitely in the 1st person plural (Pisteoumen) and the Latin in the first person singular (Credo).  The Reformed Prayer Book tradition consistently uses the Latin form, "I believe."  But the Greek plural may be derived from Greek baptismal confessions in the singular.  Arggh!  A modernization of the 1662 Book would properly use the singular, I think.  But fighting over the Prayer Book is an Anglican hobby.

There's a fairly powerful but not universal movement to revert to some form of the 1662 Book.  On the other hand, there are a lot of people, clergy and laity, who know only the 1979 Book.  Between the Reformation line and the 1979 Book there's quite a difference, so much so that I'd be apt to compare someone's first encounter with the Reformation liturgy with a rum-and-cola drinker's first tot of Laphroaig.  There'll be a certain shock to the system.

3 posted on 01/21/2007 5:02:40 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com†|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar
Anybody who would prefer rum-and-coke to that grand old Islay whisky is just a savage.

And savages need to be civilized.

(Laphroaig is my favorite single malt. I prefer the 10 year old to the 15. My husband prefers Lagavulin, which I think tastes like paint thinner. Nothing so idiosyncratic as single malt preferences.)

4 posted on 01/21/2007 5:55:28 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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