The Tablet has reported that Pope Francis has approved a new translation of the Lord’s Prayer for use in Italy.
There follows a summary of the report, and the full report is available here,
The approved new translation of The Lord’s prayer will no longer say “lead us not into temptation” but instead reads “do not let us fall/be abandoned to temptation”.
It is a change that Francis has called for in the past.
During an Italian television interview in December 2017, the Pope said the line “lead us not into temptation” in the Our Father was “not a good translation”. He suggested “do not let us fall into temptation” as an alternative.
Speaking to TV2000, a TV station owned by the Italian Bishops’ Conference he said:
I’m the one who falls. But it’s not (God) who pushes me into temptation to see how I fall. No, a father does not do this. A father helps us up immediately.
French bishops have previously agreed an alternative translation, namely “do not let us enter into temptation.”
Recent English translations of Scripture have offered a range of alternatives:
The translation in the Jerusalem Bible – the translation presently used in the Lectionary at Mass – is ‘and do not put us to the test’.
The New Revised Standard Version translates it as ‘and do not bring us to the time of trial.’
In the translation of the Scriptures proposed for the forthcoming new edition of the Lectionary for England and Wales, (The English Standard Version) the line is translated ‘lead us not into temptation’.
The Bishops of England and Wales will consider together with bishops of other English speaking territories whether an alternative translation be approved for our use.
To help us keep the 50 Days of Easter, Stations of the Resurrection will be posted on our website on Mondays and Thursday during the 50 days, following the Octave of Easter.
The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’
After your quiet contemplation of this Mystery of the Resurrection, you might like to pray the following prayers to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
And conclude with the following prayer
Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Prayer is the Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter in the Roman Missal. Stained Glass, St Mary’s Warwick (c) 2016, Allen Morris.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau labour and death camps.
Our local Catholic community is invited to take part in a national project sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Trust. Together with other communities around the country we will create a flame – (in our case, a candle) – with images of us – simple portraits – standing together, in solidarity with victims and survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and persecutions.
All are welcome to take part – and no previous experience in drawing is necessary.
In our session we will learn a little about the Holocaust and consider how we relate to it, and then be guided in our attempt at portraiture by Tony Sawbridge and Geraldine Foster. All arts materials will be provided.
If you are interested please sign up in the porch for a session in the Benedict Room from 1115 to 1.30pm on Tuesday 18th June – or contact Fr Allen.