Paper doesn't taste that good.
I certainly don't listen to Calvinists, I think their theology is psychological poison.
I like the content but the translation itself is terribly wooden IMO. It serves in my mind as a prime example of how neo-Elizabethan prose is not necessarily more musical or poetic than contemporary English.
And you would translate it better? How many languages do you know and/or conversant in?
Since when is translation an excuse for poor English style? Or are you saying Saint Ephraim's originals are badly written too?
Since you failed to answer the question I put to you I'm going to assume the answer is zero. I just love how people who do not know any language other than their own feel that they can just complain about translations as if they know jack squat as to what goes into translation be it from Syriac to Greek, Greek to Russian,Russian to English (as in the case with this particular Psalter) or German to Swahili, Hebrew to Chinese, etc.
I know Syriac, have helped translate liturgical texts into English for the Church, and I agree with Iconodule.
Your credentials/background are not in question. Iconodule's are. He doesn't have a good basis for which to frame an opinion, any opinion on translation. If he simply commented upon the English style (which is a different basis of criticism), fine and dandy. But, since he took issue with translation, I called him out on his lack of expertise. I believe you have done the same for me on a number of occasions (justified and not).
A point to ponder about. MLK died almost 50 years ago, and yet I am amazed at the different versions of descriptions of the man throughout different people that make him seem almost fictional.Oh so now you see where I'm coming from with the Gospels.
Yes, the disclaimer makes it clear that articles appearing on the front page do not necessarily have the full agreement of the staff. However, I think this disclaimer is mitigated by the fact that very few articles appear there at all (this was the first one in two years), and that this particular article almost certainly has the agreement of Anastasios our Old Calendarist webmaster, as do previous entries.Yeah, slapping a disclaimer on it doesn't magically remove the implicit endorsement.
Francis be jammin' too, mon. Praise Jah!Dude, they still commemorate Nestorius. I made a thread about it when it was his feast day.
While we're at it, If Martin Luther deserves a stamp, Theodore of Mopsestia deserves a stamp too. Mar Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar church,
a vassal church ofin full communion with Rome, issued a statement saying that Mar Theodore of Mopusestia's writings contain "unadulterated Christian teaching". (source: http://www.syromalabarchurch.in/news_details.php?news=2512)
Never mind that Pope Vigilius and the Fifth Ecumenical Council anathemized Theodore...
I look forward to their stamps commemorating Arius, the Bogomils, and Gad Man the Prophet.
Mahomet you mean?
No, I mean Gad Man the Prophet.
A point to ponder about. MLK died almost 50 years ago, and yet I am amazed at the different versions of descriptions of the man throughout different people that make him seem almost fictional.Hagiographies do have that tendency.
So, in addition to genuinely asking whether this current pontiff is Catholic should we now also ask whether the Vatican, the Central Command of Catholicism, is Catholic?
"Papa Francis, chosen one, lead us back to the Precious Son..."
I thought standing in front of the tabernacle to sing was LOL/cringeworthy, but then we got to this moment: