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Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« on: April 20, 2014, 03:55:17 PM »
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Modern translations of the Holy Week services have translated the Greek, νυμφωνά, as Wedding Hall as opposed to Bridal Chamber.  Does this make sense?

I see your Wedding Hall adored O My Saviour....  ???

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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 04:33:53 PM »
... ??? 
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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 05:18:52 PM »
Christ is Risen!

Modern translations of the Holy Week services have translated the Greek, νυμφωνά, as Wedding Hall as opposed to Bridal Chamber.  Does this make sense?

I see your Wedding Hall adored O My Saviour....  ???
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That sounds awful. Wedding hall sounds like where you have a wedding reception. There are some inexcusably bad translations from the GOA, IMHO. Δικαιώματα should not be translated as "rules of life" either. Bleh. For a jurisdiction that has, IMO, the best chanting and other traditions really needs better translations. Holy Transfiguration Monastery's are great, for example.

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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 05:19:41 PM »
I've never heard the wedding hall one. Only the bridal chamber one.  :)

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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 07:35:18 PM »
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Modern translations of the Holy Week services have translated the Greek, νυμφωνά, as Wedding Hall as opposed to Bridal Chamber.  Does this make sense?

I see your Wedding Hall adored O My Saviour....  ???

Strictly speaking, yes, but as a matter of aesthetics and modern connotations, best go with bridal chamber.
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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 08:02:25 PM »
In all fairness, Bridal Chamber was chanted more times than Wedding Hall - although when I first heard Wedding Hall, I was thinking of Jesus adorning one of these places and I had to stop and pause....   :o

Plus, I'm not interested in paying $25 for a Holy Week service book with "modern" translations that sound more awkward than King James English.

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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 08:12:27 AM »
"Wedding hall"?? Ewww, how tacky.  :P :P >:(
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Re: Bridal Chamber ... Wedding Hall ... which is it?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 10:21:54 AM »
"Wedding hall"?? Ewww, how tacky.  :P :P >:(

What?  Not "Hellenic Activities Ballroom"?
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