The Eastern Rite NO mass...the RDL...
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Here's a prayer that is sung shortly after the consecration, and an English translation from a Russian Orthodox website:

Достойно есть, яко воистину, блажити Тя Богородицу, присноблаженную и пренепорочную и Матерь Бога нашего, Честнейшую херувим и славнейшую без сравнения серафим, без истления Бога Слова рождшую, сущую Богородицу Тя величаем.

It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever-blessed and most blameless, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim. Who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the very Theotokos. Thee do we magnify.

The prayer contains two words to describe Our Lady:  Богородицу and Матерь Бога.  The first means "Theotokos/Birthgiver of God/Dei Genitrix", and the second means "Mother of God/Mater Dei".  In the former translation, they are both translated as "Mother of God".  In the current one, the first is "Theotokos" and the second is "Mother of God", just as in the original.  I do have several reservations about the current translation, but this is not one of them.
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Re: The Eastern Rite NO mass...the RDL... - by spasiisochrani - 01-05-2010, 02:12 PM



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