Category Archives: Linguistics

Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross

So here are translations I have attempted of the Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross from the Russian Orthodox tradition into Latin, Hebrew and Greek. I am particularly uncertain of the Greek, since it is least familiar to me: Exsurgat Deus, … Continue reading

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On Reverence for the Divine Name

Over the past few months, I have noticed a growing sensitivity on my part to the frequency with which people – including otherwise devout Christians – will take the Lord’s Name in vain. I think it started when I caught … Continue reading

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

So in the spirit of the season and the spirit of nerdiness, I ended up translating all 8 verses of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” into Latin this week. So, without further ado… Confortet Deus vos gentes; Nolite timere! Nam … Continue reading

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The Divine Praises

The Divine Praises have been on my mind a lot the past few days and I have prayed them frequently. It is actually a very Hebraic prayer, so since I was having trouble falling asleep tonight, I translated them into … Continue reading

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תפילות לפני שינה

I spent roughly 6 months on this translation project of the bedtime prayers from an Eastern Orthodox prayer book I have from English into Hebrew. If anyone knows Hebrew and has proof-reading suggestions, I welcome them! תְּפִילּוֹת לִפְנֵי שֵׁינָה בְּשֵׁם … Continue reading

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