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25831Re: [ustav] Lazarus (Moore) Odes

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  • Macrina Lewis
    Jan 1, 2013
      Thanks for the tip. I may look into that. You guys are all such a great resource!
      I guess it surprises me quite a bit that there are readers from archaic-language parishes that would use a modern translation of the Psalter liturgically at all. I would not be comfortable "translating" from a modern version in church at all myself. So in our parish, even though I'm publishing this, we will continue to use HTM for everything. At any rate, we will discuss again including the Odes.

      Does anyone know of a modern translation by someone Orthodox of the Odes? I'd feel much better maintaining that kind of consistency in our publication.

      Certainly the best option would be if our UK compadres will include the odes in their archaic version and I can include a modern translation in ours. I'll post and let everyone know when I hear from them.

      In Christ,

      On Jan 1, 2013, at 4:05 PM, Silouan Philip THompson wrote:

      > On 1/1/13 2:58 PM, Macrina Lewis wrote:
      >> My question regarding the inclusion of the archaic odes from HTM with the modern Fr. L Psalter is, why would you not just use the blue HTM Psalter for the Odes if you need them? Is there really an advantage to including them in the Fr. Lazarus Psalter?
      > If I'm going to buy a liturgical Psalter to use at the cliros, then it's
      > got to have the Biblical Odes in it. During Lent you need the Odes in
      > order to serve daily Matins; if my Psalter were missing the Odes, then
      > I'd have to have a second Psalter containing the Odes. I'd rather juggle
      > as few books as possible at the cliros.
      > Suggestion: If there's not a text by Fr Lazarus, then at a minimum you
      > might ask some of your editing team to work over Brenton's translation,
      > which is in the public domain. With some editing for accuracy and
      > beauty, it's at least a starting place.
      > In Christ,
      > Deacon Silouan
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