We have waited a long time for this.
The clock has inexorably ticked away. The date for the implementation of the whole of the new, corrected translation – Order and Proper – has finally arrived for the UK and for the USA. In some places it waits a while longer, but most of the English speaking world will use it as of this evening, the vigil Mass for the 1st Sunday of Advent.
I invite your thoughts and initial reactions.
It is okay to have an “initial” reaction even if you have been hearing or using the new, corrected version since September. I think we are still in our “initial” reception phase.
I welcome your comments and discussion in the combox, below.
Was it, as some critics whine, tooo haaard for you to understand? Did you have an aneurysm or become confused when you heard “consubstantial”? Did anyone stage a nutty when they heard “for many” during the consecration? Did anyone faint from stress at the words “The Lord be with you”? Were you able to grasp the Collect and other orations? When the Preface and Sanctus came did you have a case of the vapors or break out in a sweat? When you were to say “enter under my roof” did you vow to join an evangelical mega-church?