Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Letter on Bible Synod due Thursday

According to Zenit (Nov. 5):

Benedict XVI's postsynodal exhortation for the world Synod of Bishops on the Word of God will be published next Thursday, the Vatican is reporting. The papal text will gather the reflections and proposals suggested during the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which took place in October 2008, and which reflected on the theme "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." The document will be titled "Verbum Domini" (word of God).

I think we will spend some posts discussing this text once it is released. So, stay tuned!

PS: "Verbum Domini" should be "Word of the Lord" not "Word of God".


Edward Pothier said...

I echo what was in the PS.

I may be picky, but I assume that the ZENIT article is somewhat incorrect in the document name translation. The Latin title "Verbum Domini" is actually "Word of the Lord", not "Word of God". "Verbum Domini" is the Latin used to conclude the scripture readings at Mass.

The Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation is entitled "Verbum Dei" which would be "Word of God".

Timothy said...


I literally added the PS just as you were typing your comment!