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Why translation of liturgical texts must be accurate and inspiring?

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Liturgical language is important for the life of the Church. Lex orandi, lex credendi. In liturgy, the words addressed to God and the words spoken to the people voice the Faith of the Church. They are not simply the expressions of one individual in one particular place at one time in history.

The words used in liturgy also pass on the faith of the Church from one generation to the next. For this reason, the bishops take seriously their responsibility to provide for the faithful the ranslations of liturgical texts that are accurate and inspiring.

Bishop Arthur Serratelli, in a 2008 speech to the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, to sums up the importance of this endeavor.

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Written by Erineus

March 31, 2014 at 2:07 am