Re: Sv: [orthodox-synod] the Straits , the Narrowing Way
- Dear Nikolai,
May God bless your efforts at translation , but this took centuries in Russia, and is not yet completed after more than a century in English, the Menaion, the Great Synaxarion. with its thousands and thousands of saints. As fo the Tzar Martyr, over the last 50 years many, many articles have been published in Orthodox periodicals, and several histories have been published,the Romanovs, Nicholas and Alexandra, the Last Czar and the New Martyrs of Russia, etc. I see no dearth of printed matter on the subject at all. Orthodox Word, and Orthodox Life have certainly not neglected the subject.
From: Nikolaj <pravoslavie@...>
To: Synod List <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2001 9:08 PM
Subject: Sv: Sv: [orthodox-synod] the Straits , the Narrowing Way
Asking your blessing.
I am up to my head in translating the Prayer book into danish.
We have no materials whatsoever in Denmark - not even a canonical Bible...!
On top of that I want to be able to do the Typica and the Hours in
my own language, so I have enough on my hands.
In Denmark we are about 20 (twenty) native Orthodox danes,
so I think the translations into english must be a blessing for
the english speaking ?..:-)
Dear Father - you must admit that it is strange, that among
all the splendid Orthodox books translated into english, there is
_not_one _single _book about the Tsarmartyr?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: Sv: [orthodox-synod] the Straits , the Narrowing Way
> --- In orthodox-synod@y..., "Nikolaj" <pravoslavie@m...> wrote:
> > against it. I must admit that I find it very strange that none of
> these outstanding books have been translated into english?
> I invite Nikolaj and any others who are bilingual who share his
> concern to begin now to translate those wonderful Russian books into
> English for our benefit.
> > It is also very strange that I have been able to find only _ONE_
> Orthodox book about the Tsarist Martyrs in english.
> > Alas - not one single Orthodox book about the Tsarmartyr, whom we
> even have canonized 20 years ago.
> > I find this very strange indeed?
> > In Russia is published books by the dozens about the Tsarist
> Martyrs - why not in ROCOR?
> And again, if all those who can read both Russian and English would
> each translate even one book over the course of a lifetime, imagine
> how great would be the benefit to the English speaking world.
> There is an American saying, "If you are not part of the solution,
> then you are part of the problem". We have a problem - not enough
> Orthodox books and materials in English. We can all be part of the
> solution. Those who can translate, translate; those who can write,
> write; those who can do neither can sponsor, fund, volunteer time and
> skill in proofing, editing, distributing, whatever. Please look for
> what you can do that will enrich the Orthodox life in this country.
> To those of you who can translate - I will make a committment. By
> this time next year, I will have finished writing a new book in
> English (and who knows, even will move it to publishing) and I ask
> that each person who has the ability to translate would by this time
> next year also have finished translating one book or article that
> will enhance the English speaking Orthodox Church. There have been
> many talented translators on these Orthodox forums who spend their
> time and effort translating inflammatory letters or materials to
> exacerbate dissension. Try something uplifting and edifying
> instead. There are many talented writers who fritter away their
> talents writing dross and chaff that is here today and in the bit
> bucket tomorrow - write Orthodox books, pamphlets, articles. I know
> for a fact that the publishers of both Orthodox America and Living
> Orthodoxy welcome new writers and new articles for their
> publications, and I am certain that the many other fine Orthodox
> publications, parish bulletins, etc are in the same position, so
> start submitting! Let's do something constructive and be part of the
> Priest David Moser
> St Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church (ROCOR)
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