Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Here's a question for Latin Mass types.
When you who claim to love Latin pray in English, you always say "Holy Ghost"
But when post-Vatican II types, who hate Latin, when THEY pray, they always say "Holy Spirit".
And on the rare occasions when the two pray together, each glares at the other for their silly language pretensions.
Now, "Spirit" comes from "spiritus" which is Latin for "breath."
e.g., In nomine Patris et fillii et Spiritus Sancti.
But "ghost" is derived from the Old English "gast" which comes from the German "Geist", and back to a root which originally means "to be excited or frightened".
So, the people who HATE Latin in liturgy pray in... Latin.
And the people who HATE English in liturgy pray in... Old English.
And they each glare at the other one for praying in the language they profess to love.
Does anyone wonder why I say "A Pox on BOTH your houses!"
Posted by Steve Kellmeyer at 10:52 PM