Thursday, April 29, 2004

A draft translation of the new Mass in English

Well, here it is. Still preliminary. These are all jpegs, about 60kb per page, so for those of you on dialup looking for song texts:

Page 4: Kyrie (only the priest's part is changed)
Page 5: Gloria (significant changes)
Page 14: Sanctus (the hosts are back!)
Page 17: Anamnesis (only 3 instead of 4)
Page 25: Doxology/Amen (largely unchanged)
Page 37: Pater Noster (unchanged)
Page 39: Agnus Dei (grammar alert!!!)

Creed's somewhere between 8 and 13.

I'm reserving comment, though I spoke to this before. Maybe after I've had time to chew them over for a while...

Monday, April 05, 2004


Last year I gave up the web for my last week of Lent - I tried a progressive fast, and "progress" eventually took me there.

THIS year I had no intention of doing that again - giving up meat and sweets instead, that's aplenty. But due to my change in work locale, I've got NO web access, except when I'm home. There (uh, here, I mean), it's dialup, and I'm pretty darn busy. So you won't see much of me while I'm gigging in the glass house that Pete built. But it's not my health this time, just my circumstance.

Happy Holy Week, everyone!