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by Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey,Gregory J. Polan OSB,Francis George OMI

  • Author: Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey,Gregory J. Polan OSB,Francis George OMI
  • ISBN: 0814634834
  • ISBN13: 978-0814634837
  • ePub: 1680 kb | FB2: 1133 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Churches & Church Leadership
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press; Revised edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 332
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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The Revised Grail Psalms: A Liturgical Psalter Gift Edition ePub download

Revised Grail Psalms prepared by the monks of Conception Abbey under the direction of Abbot Gregory J. Polan.

So, the revised Grail Psalms is a revision of the original version (from 1963), and as most other revisions are, an attempt to be more accurate in translation all the while attempting to maintain the rhythmic goal made for chanting and singing. That's the history of this book as best as I understand it and I have to say I loved reading this version.

First published in 1963, the Grail Psalms were adopted worldwide for the Liturgy of the Hours and approved forĀ .

First published in 1963, the Grail Psalms were adopted worldwide for the Liturgy of the Hours and approved for general liturgical use following the Second Vatican Council; this new translation was approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on November 11, 2008, and was granted a recognitio by the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

The Revised Grail Psalms book. I began chanting the Gelineau Psalms, at first with the monks at St Meinrad, Southern Indiana. Shelves: catholic, monasticism-oblate, spiritual-life. I so loved chanting the Gelineau Psalms they became my constant companion. After fifty years of casual chanting I'm going at it with all my might in my retirement, in retreat, with the Revised Grail Psalms.

The Revised Grail Psalms. Francis E George, Gregory J Polan, Conception Abbey (Conception, M. Published by Liturgical Press 2012-11-01, Collegeville, Minn. Seller Inventory 9780814634837.

The Revised Grail Psalms: a Liturgical Psalter: Singing Version. Chicago: GIA, 2011, G-7984. ISBN 978-1-57999-838-7. Both George and Polan regard the 1963 version as admirable, but feel that the desire of its authors to adhere to certain rhythmic patterns too often resulted in paraphrases rather than accurate English translations. The chief reason for the present volumes is to render the original Hebrew Psalter more accurately, while retaining the poetic vision of the 1963 English version. We have space only to cite the incipits of a couple of Psalms. David's thrice-familiar pastorale now opens: "The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The Grail Psalms, published in 1963, were adopted worldwide for the Liturgy of the Hours, then approved for general liturgical usage after Vatican II. The book sought to reproduce the rhythms of the original Hebrew so they could be set to music, as in compositions by Joseph Gelineau. Lovely and sensitive,'--The Choral Journal. 352 pages, . ' x 6' imitation leather.

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The Revised Grail Psalms: A Liturgical Psalter. This revision of the 1963 Grail Psalms has been prepared by the monks of Conception Abbey under the direction of Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB, producing a translation that will play an important part in the liturgy for years to come. The Psalms: A New Translation. The Psalms are a most treasured prayer book of the Church. They are the foundation stones of both Jewish and Christian liturgy. As the inspired word of God, the Psalms hold a privileged place among all forms of prayer, public and private.

In the wake of the 2001 document Liturgiam authenticam, which called for more literal translations of the scriptures and liturgical texts, the monks of Conception Abbey, under the direction of Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB, undertook the work of a new translation of the Grail Psalms.

This beautiful new gift edition of The Revised Grail Psalms prepared by the monks of Conception Abbey under the direction of Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB, contains the complete Psalter in psalm order. Its supple, leather-like cover and ribbon make it a perfect addition to any library. Musicians, liturgists, worshipers, and all who love the Psalms will use and treasure this elegant edition.

Bukelv
Hopefully I can succinctly put together a brief history of the Grail Psalms before talking about how much I enjoyed reading this. As far as I can tell, a French version of Psalms, called Bible de Jerusalem was used as a base for the Grail Psalms. Some of these French Psalms had been set to a certain rhythm of chant by Rev. Joseph Gelineau, S. J. and he also helped in their revision in 1953. I'm not sure of any further history on these French versions. One of Gelineau's primary interests here was in using and adopting Hebrew rhythmic patterns and using them for singing/chanting, which plays an important role in the Grail Psalms and their revision here.

Along comes the Second Vatican Council and the emphasis on the vernacular in all forms of worship and texts which needs no further explaining. The original Grail Psalms was introduced by the Ladies of the Grail, which had been translated from the French version I mentioned before. They had used Gelineau's chant/song rhythm and were a huge success in terms of popularity. The goal was a useful translation made for religious orders for chanting and singing, but I have to say I loved reading these just in daily devotional periods. So, the revised Grail Psalms is a revision of the original version (from 1963), and as most other revisions are, an attempt to be more accurate in translation all the while attempting to maintain the rhythmic goal made for chanting and singing.

That's the history of this book as best as I understand it and I have to say I loved reading this version. One can really "feel" the rhythmic quality as he or she is reading it, though I suspect this is meant to be read aloud, which I didn't personally do, although I could try that sometime. The translation was seemingly very close to other popular translations, but is eminently readable and rhythmic. I have to say that I think the translators and compilers did a fantastic job here and I would recommend this version of the Psalms to anyone. It's become my favorite translation to read.
Tiainar
I bought this for a friend and she loved it. She prays these psalms as a consecrated virgin and hermitess in the Byzantine faith. It is exactly what she was looking for. She says the book was bound very well and she says the quality is great.
Stan
Worth buying just for the Forward and the Introduction and how improvements were made to the 1963 version. I was also fortunate to hear a recent lecture by Abbot Polan of the Conception Abbey, who placed the praying of the Psalms in the context of monastic life. This Kindle version explains the origin of the Psalms, the difficult interpretation work performed over the centuries into languages spoken today, and the relevance of the Psalms (written ca. 800 - 160 BC) today in the Mass or in daily prayer. For example, Psalm 1 contains the secret of a happy life -- avoid spending your time with bad company -- wise advice for parents to give their children today. I would have liked to see co-located footnotes, but you will probably need a hardcopy version for that. Psalms can't be rushed through. Next time you get the chance, sing along with the cantor.
Vivados
This is the updated revision of the classical Grail Psalter authorized for use in Catholic communities. Anyone, of course, can use it for edification outside of monastic communities. The idiomatic American English phrasing is pleasing. and I believe captures the essence of the ancient Biblical texts. It is not pointed for chanting, but could be adapted for responsive recitation. Along with the canticles (Scripture-songs) of the Offices, the Grail Psalter continues to anchor the Opus Dei in the songs used by Jesus himself in a translation for our day and culture. It comes in a durable flex cover edition, and small enough be quite portable when traveling. I use a laminated book marker which provides a sequential 30-day cycle listing of daily morning and evening psalms.
Hallolan
I have been looking for this prayer book for a long time. Language has changed, but the language of prayer is not a language of today. Therefore, it deprived me the ability to understand with heart and mind in order to pray to God. This prayer revised Psalms unlocks the treasure of prayers through the Psalms. I thank for all those who made this possible. Thanks be to God.
Love Me
Not a bad edition, for Kindle, but I liked the pre-revision version better. Still, it's worth having in this e-book format.
Cordabor
Simply the best English translation of the Psalms
Excellent!
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