10662Re: [orthodox-synod] The Mission of the Church Abroad?
- May 3, 2004On Mon, 3 May 2004, Fr. John R. Shaw wrote:
> Paul Bartlett wrote:How many "day to day" (non-specialist) Russian or other Slavic
> > I presume, then, that western Orthodox priests should know Latin?
> > After all, the heritage of western Orthodoxy was transmitted in Latin,
> > not Greek or Slavonic. There are Orthodox Christians (in ROCOR itself,
> > if my information is correct) who celebrate a western Liturgy...
> JRS: Quite so.
> But the more you know, the better off you are! So, even for Western
> Rite priests, a little familiarity with things Slavonic can't hurt...
Orthodox priests know Greek? After all, Slavonic ritual books
themselves were translated originally from Greek. (Of course, later
services may have been composed in Slavonic, but I am not aware that
the Divine Liturgies themselves were.) "So, even for [Eastern] Rite
priests, a little familiarity with things [Greek] can't hurt".
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