On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Nik Taylor wrote: >Padraic Brown wrote: >> but most Catholics will never hear one word >> of Latin in church. > >Interesting, irony of ironies. My Lutheran church occasionally has >Latin songs. Not very often, mind you, but on occasion. In Christmas >we always have the "Angels we have heard on high" song, which contains >as the refrain "Gloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooria [very long, >drawn-out] in excelsis deo" I didn't count _that_ sort of thing. >> The only priest I've ever heard using Latin was Fr. Fish up in Almost >> Canada, NY; and it was so run together and spoken so rapidly as to be >> practically impossible to tell what he was saying. > >"Almost Canada"? Is that a nickname for a region? The western >panhandle of Florida is nicknamed Lower Alabama, or Baja Alabama >sometimes. Yeah. The North Country, say from Massena on over; for which Watertown is in Southern New York and Montreal is the next big city (and is rather closer than Watertown). >Anyway, I've heard some Latin and Greek words from Lutheran pastors, and >it definitely wasn't Classical Latin, like /vokatsio/ for _vocatio:_, I >can't remember a Greek example. Speaking of Greek, our church used to do the Kyrie in Greek - even long after Latin ceased to be heard. Unfortunately, even that's long been turned over to English. Perhaps 10 year or so. Padraic. >Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos And what of the butter, one may well ask!