MR Prefaces: For the Dead II

The Roman Missal provides five prefaces for a funeral or memorial Mass.  These may also be chosen for the liturgy on November 2nd. For being super-brief, I don’t recall ever hearing it. The MR2 reads:


And the MR3:

For as one alone he accepted death,
so that we might all escape from dying;
as one man he chose to die,
so that in your sight we all might live for ever.

The shorter composition rather highlights the awkward little words the new translation adds: for, so, as. The 1998 version is succinct in expressing the theme: Christ died so that we might live

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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