Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Tetragrammaton, or why we no longer pronounce YHWH at Mass

We had one of the revised text YHWH hymns at Mass this morning. The hymnal referenced the change in the directives from the Vatican on why the change was made. Here are the links to a couple of relevant articles for anyone interested. (yes, I know the changes were made two years ago, but due to hymnbooks having been printed way ahead of time, we are only experiencing the changes now.)

the first announcement courtesy of Zenit

another later post from the Communio blog

Fortunately, the change only affects a few hymns, and they are not often used at my parish. But, in case anyone asks, you are now armed and dangerous.....I mean informed and ready to defend Church teaching! :)

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