25 April 2011

The printed translation

Several readers have asked - some kindly and others not - which translation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel Bishop Paprocki approved for use between the dismissal and recession.
The translation printed on the prayer cards for distribution in the parish pews reads as follows:
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him,
we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of hte heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who wander about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.
I do not think the printing of this translation reflects a dismissal of other translations, of which I have seen several.  This gives the congregation one translation to pray together since several translations that differ slightly one from the other are in use.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your blog, Father, and for bringing the Bishop's decision to a wider audience; happy Easter!