伦敦奥运会祷文:要 God 不要 Gold

英国人火大了!

2012年的伦敦奥运会就快到了。和北京奥运会一样,一票难求。真正要看球赛的英国老百姓买不到票,而利比亚卡达菲的儿子却透过关系弄到了1000张票,然后英国首相又决定不卖票给这个大坏人。

英国:奥运票与卡达菲

反正,奥运筹委会真是给民众骂到狗血淋头。英国国教圣公会(Church of England)最近正式为伦敦奥运会祈祷,不知能否洗涤民间的心灵?

伦敦奥运祷文(收听朗读:英国奥运女子四百金牌得主奥胡魯古Christine Ohuruogu)

祷文是由教会的主要仪式大师(liturgist)Christopher Woods 所写的。英国王室威廉王子和凯特的婚礼祷文也出自他的手。

我把这篇伦敦奥运的祷文翻译成了中文。这个祷词有两个重点:1)God (上帝)比Gold (金)更贵重。2)祈求宽容、接纳、谦卑、尊敬,以及人们的健康与安全。

由此看来,就算英国输了金牌,也不要紧。

还有,Health and Safety (健康与安全)–这个非常政治正确,在英国有点矫枉过正,令人讨厌的名堂,也进入了祷文里。

祷文如下:

Eternal God, 永恒的上帝

Giver of joy and source of all strength, we pray for those who prepare for the London Olympic and Paralympic games. 你是喜乐和能力之源。我们为筹备伦敦奥运会和残奥会的人们献上祈祷。

For the competitors training for the Games and their loved ones, 我们为竞赛者和他们的亲人祈祷。

For the many thousands who will support them, 我们为千千万万的支持者祈祷。

And for the Churches and others who are organising special events and who will welcome many people from many nations. 为筹备特别活动的教会和其他人祈祷,为负责迎宾的人士祈祷。

In a world where many are rejected and abused, we pray for a spirit of tolerance and acceptance, of humility and respect and for the health and safety of all. 在这个世界上,许多人遭唾弃、凌辱,我们向你祈求宽容、接纳、谦卑、尊敬,以及人们的健康与安全。

May we at the last be led towards the love of Christ who is more than gold, today and forever. Amen 但愿我们让耶稣的爱所吸引,因为耶稣比金子更值钱,从今时直到永远。阿门。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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