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Came across this on another message board - a new Catholic rhapsodizing about the Latin Mass she'd just attended - and this line cracked me up!

The really cool thing, though, was that the Kyrie and Agnus Dei were said in Latin.
[bold added by moi!] ;D    ;D    ;D
 

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I thought that, too, when I was a kid.  :-[ :laugh:
 

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theistgal said:
Came across this on another message board - a new Catholic rhapsodizing about the Latin Mass she'd just attended - and this line cracked me up!

The really cool thing, though, was that the Kyrie and Agnus Dei were said in Latin.
[bold added by moi!] ;D    ;D    ;D
btw, I've seen the same thing about the Slavonic DL, about the Kyrie being their favorite Slavonic hymn.
 

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A lot of people I've met think that the Bible was originally written in Latin and almost everybody is oblivious to the fact that only the "cradle" Romans spoke Latin, while the Empire itself largely spoke Greek as inter-ethinicities language.
 

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Back when I was taking Greek in University, our professor (a Spanish Catholic, incidently) made mention of the Kyrie. One of the students piped up and said "Wait, that's Greek?"
 

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Lol, well you can get the Kyrie and Agnus Dei in "Latin" in more than the traditional Mass. I've been to many Novus Ordos and heard the same. I've even been at a papal Mass in which the whole Ordinary was sung in Greek/Latin, Credo included. Of course we young people are too dumb to understand it, but for some reason that 84-year-old German sitting on the chair of St. Peter seems to think otherwise.  :)
 
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Fabio Leite said:
A lot of people I've met think that the Bible was originally written in Latin and almost everybody is oblivious to the fact that only the "cradle" Romans spoke Latin, while the Empire itself largely spoke Greek as inter-ethinicities language.
Father asked the crowd in his homily once what language the first Mass was celebrated in and a bunch of people instantly said, "Latin!"

He corrected them, though. But it was still funny.
 

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Fabio Leite said:
A lot of people I've met think that the Bible was originally written in Latin and almost everybody is oblivious to the fact that only the "cradle" Romans spoke Latin, while the Empire itself largely spoke Greek as inter-ethinicities language.
not only the Empire, but Rome itself: it took the North African Pope St. Victor I around 190 to introduce Latin into the Church at Rome, and it wasn't completely Latin until the time of Pope St. Damasus around two centuries later.
 

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WetCatechumen said:
Fabio Leite said:
A lot of people I've met think that the Bible was originally written in Latin and almost everybody is oblivious to the fact that only the "cradle" Romans spoke Latin, while the Empire itself largely spoke Greek as inter-ethinicities language.
Father asked the crowd in his homily once what language the first Mass was celebrated in and a bunch of people instantly said, "Latin!"

He corrected them, though. But it was still funny.
I learned the Polish word for Latin (Łacina wah-chee-nah) when my Polish handiman was insisting that Christ spoke Latin.
 

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ialmisry said:
I learned the Polish word for Latin (Łacina wah-chee-nah) when my Polish handiman was insisting that Christ spoke Latin.
English does not distinguishes between the sound of cz and ć (or sz and ś, or ż and ź).
 

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Michał Kalina said:
ialmisry said:
I learned the Polish word for Latin (Łacina wah-chee-nah) when my Polish handiman was insisting that Christ spoke Latin.
English does not distinguishes between the sound of cz and ć (or sz and ś, or ż and ź).
Still, "wah-chee-nah" is the best way to transcribe the word "łacina" into English.
 
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