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Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer
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Just to clear up any possible confusion: I would never change the "hieratic" forms of the Ave or Pater. I've tried to do it in the past, but the Ave sounds strange and the Pater doesn't work. How do you replace "hallowed" with a modern English equivalent, for example? You really just can't do it!

My real question, I guess, should've been whether anyone prays in hieratic English in private mental and vocal prayer. It seems to me that this must've been the norm pre-Vatican II, since not only liturgical translations but also private devotional books often had that language. Did older folks, pre-1960s, learn all their prayers in that sort of English?

Thanks for all the interesting replies so far.
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Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by Heorot - 01-17-2015, 09:43 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by formerbuddhist - 01-17-2015, 09:44 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Sequentia - 01-17-2015, 09:58 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by Credidi Propter - 01-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-18-2015, 03:54 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by olorin12 - 01-19-2015, 12:29 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-19-2015, 04:18 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-19-2015, 06:06 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-19-2015, 09:15 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by GangGreen - 01-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-19-2015, 02:54 PM



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