MusingMuso Posted December 5, 2007 Share Posted December 5, 2007 Indeed. I guess it is only natural for the older ones amongst us to find security and comfort in tradition and familiarity. Such "anchors" are, I think, very necessary to one's mental well-being. It is surely precisely this that leads the Spinners/Seekers brigade to insist on inflicting their pap on the church in the name of progress. Yet I think there is a big difference. As you so rightly point out, the BCP language is memorable. Hearing it Sunday after Sunday, one absorbed its import via some mysterious form of osmosis. The modern translations have no such distinctiveness. Their language has no colour. And without colour, there is no impact. God has been brought among us - and lost in the crowd. ===================== For some strange reason, I've always wanted to re-write the BCP. I don't expect they will invite me to do so. I shall die unfulfilled. MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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