Jim West jwest at highland.net
Thu Jul 15 08:29:41 EDT 1999

At 02:40 AM 7/15/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Sorry, this IS a Greek phrase and Greek alone; no Latin here to be found 
>The Church in Rome uses this Greek phrase even now because for the first 200 
>Roman Christians celebrated their liturgy mostly in Greek and NOT in Latin. 

All those latin speakers who performed the litutgy for 1000 years in that
language will be amazed that they were not using a latin phrase.  I am
sorry, but you are wrong as can be.  This phrase is indeed latin, and it was
indeed used by the latin speaking church for over a millenium.

It might very well be a greek phrase- but the question originally posed had
to do with a song.  the song's writer was interviewed about it and per his
own testimony he admitted adopting the phrase from the church liturgy.



Jim West, ThD
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