Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tradition: Ecclesial Latin phrases

I'm going to start keeping track of Latin expressions I've come across on forums and blogs that pertain to the Church. Some of them are prayers, some are mottos of particular orders, and some are simply expressions. The date listed is merely the date I added the expression to this page, not necessarily the date I first came in contact with it.
  • October 2, 2007
    • Oremus pro invicem - "Let us pray for one another"
  • September 17, 2007
    • Stat crux dum volvitur orbis - "The cross is steady while the world is turning", motto of the Carthusian order
    • Crux sancta sit mihi lix, non draco sit mihi dux - "May the Holy Cross be my light, may the dragon not be my lord", part of the inscription of the St. Benedict medal
    • Te Deum laudamus... - "You, God, we praise...", the beginning of the Te Deum, a very old and very beautiful hymn, said during the Liturgy of the Hours

2 comments:

Weekend Fisher said...

Though my father used to teasingly suggest that "Te Deum" was the true etymology of "tedium".

No, but that's not why I'm dropping a note. I was distracted from our conversation when I read Dr. P.'s bit on baptism, but I should be back to our conversation soon.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Milly said...

These are neat to read