In what concerns the Solemn Prayers of the Good Friday Liturgy, the Transalpine Redemptorists will obey with submission the newly promulgated Prayer for the Jews as ordered by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on February 4th 2008.
Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R.
8 February, 2007
The chanting of the Solemn Prayer for the Jews
The Text Ordered by the Pope
Oremus et pro Iudaeis.
Ut Deus et Dominus noster illuminet corda eorum,
ut agnoscant Iesum Christum salvatorem omnium hominum.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
qui vis ut omnes homines salvi fiant et ad agnitionem veritatis veniant,
ut plenitudine gentium in Ecclesiam Tuam intrante omnis Israel salvus fiat.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
An unofficial translation of the prayer is:
Let us pray, and also for the Jews.
May our God and Lord enlighten their hearts,
so that they may acknowledge Jesus Christ, saviour of all men.
Let us pray.
Let us kneel.
Almighty and everlasting God,
who desirest that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of truth,
mercifully grant that,
as the fullness of the Gentiles enters into Thy Church, all Israel may be saved.
Through Christ Our Lord.
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