Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All Souls' Day

Fidelium, Deus, omnium conditor et redemptor: animabus famulorum, famularumque tuarum remissione cunctorum tribue peccatorum; ut indulgentiam, quam semper optaverunt, piis supplicationibus consequantur: Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.

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  1. According to Google Translate:

    The Faithful, O God, and Redeemer of all the founder of: the souls of servants, and handmaids the remission of your sins of all give, as indulgence, he had always wished, obtain the prayers of the pious: You who live

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  2. Well, that's why Google Translate is a tool and not an answer. :) Latin sentence structure is determined mostly by parts of speech and context, only a bit by position in phrases. In this prayer (as with many Latin poems and prayers), words referring to each other are widely separated for reasons of solemnity and beauty.

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  3. The Latin text reads: "O God the creator, and redeemer of all the faithful, give unto the souls of your servants remission of all their sins: that through pious supplications they may obtain the pardon which they have always wished for. Who lives and reigns forever."

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  4. Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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