Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Some practical benefits of academic formation

Just a bit of trivia, and another picture from the parish. I'm starting to think I should get a camera instead of using my mobile phone...

The Nave from the Sanctuary, Epistle side
Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge

The other day in the parish, I was distributing the Precious Blood at Mass. Last week, I noticed the inscription of the chalice read pro vocationibus sacerdotalibus.

This week, I was able to use a skill I learned last term to read the inscription on another chalice, which read, Χριστε ελεησον, which, in the Latin alphabet reads, Christe eleison, Christ have mercy.

I was really happy to see this ancient language of the Church and her liturgy in daily use, even in this small way.

I'm becoming quite a fan of the Oscott Greek course...


berenike said...

Post written by a deacon?

EA Seminarians said...

A lowly layman I'm afraid!