Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Yet more examples

The internet is awash with examples of the new English translation of the Roman Missal, the full implementation of which is nigh.  Once more, then, let one remind one's self of what the English-speaking Church used for nearly 40 years, and what it will be using henceforth: the Collect from the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time this year: 
Almighty God,
every good thing comes from you. 
Fill our hearts with love for you,
increase our faith,
and by your constant care
protect the good you have given us. 
And from next year:  
God of might, giver of every good gift,
put into our hearts the love of your name,
so that, by deepening our sense of reverence,
you may nurture in us what is good
and, by your watchful care,
keep safe what you have nurtured.