"New Translation Tuesday" greetings to you all. And Happy New Year.
2012 began with a bang, of sorts, for this blogger. On Sunday evening, January 1, I was walking through my home and twisted my ankle after having missed a step; didn't think it was too serious until I woke up yesterday. Spent most of the day at the hospital and, after having x-rays taken, found out that my left ankle is fractured. Yikes! Is there a newly translated prayer for fractured ankles?
Well, after having spent nearly four hours in a crowded Emergency Room waiting to be seen yesterday, my little injury is put into perspective. There are lots of very sick adults and children out there.
As far as the new translation goes, I noticed that my own pastor seems very much at home with Eucharistic Prayer III, which he has been praying consistently since the beginning of Advent. I am still glued to the worship aid. The sign of peace response still trips me up, but I guess in time that will pass.
I have a question for you. For those of you with priests who tended to pray the prayers rather quickly in the past, have you noticed any change in speed? Someone told me that one of their priests, a "fast pray-er" slowed way down when he began to pray the new translation and now that he knows the cadence of the prayers and has become familiar with the Eucharistic Prayer, he has resumed his speed. How about you?
Hope this first week of the year is a good one for you.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.