Pentecost, May 27, 2012

Lá na Cincíse, 27ú lá Mí na Bealtaine 2012

This past Sunday was Pentecost. At St. Mary’s, as I have seen elsewhere, a tradition is to read one one of the lessons in multiple languages. I volunteered to read in Irish. We read the Gospel, after our Deacon introduced it. The Irish translation is from An Bíobla Naofa.

Cincís Pentecost f2 gs Cincíse
Eoin John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
15:26 Nuair a thiocfaidh an tAbhcóide
a chuirfidh mé chugaibh ón Athair,
Spiorad na Fírinne a ghluaiseann ón Athair,
déanfaidh sé fianaise orm.
Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf.
a chuirfidh mé chugaibh ón Athair, I will send to you [pl] from the Father
15:27 Déanann sibhse fianaise freisin,
mar bhí sibh in éineacht liom ó thosach.
You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
Níor dhúirt mé na nithe seo libh ó thus
mar bhí mé in bhur bhfochair.
An Spiorad Naomh
“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
nithe things
16:5 “Táim ag imeacht anois, go dtí an té a chuir uaidh mé,
agus ní fhiafraíonn aon duine agaibh díom,
‘Cá bhfuil tú ag dul?’
But, now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?’
16:6 Ach de bhrí gur dhúirt mé an méid sin libh,
líon bhur gcroí de bhrón.
But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
16:7 Insím an fhírinne daoibh, áfach:
is é bhur leas mise a imeacht,
mar mura n-imeoidh mé,
ní thiocfaidh an tAbhcóide chugaibh;
ach má imím, cuirfidh mé chugaibh é.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
16:8 Agus nuair a thiocfaidh sé,
áiteoidh sé ar an saol go bhfuil an éagóir aige
i dtaobh an pheaca,
agus i dtaobh an chirt,
agus i dtaobh an bhreithiúnais.
And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:
16:9 I dtaobh an pheaca, de bhrí nár chreid siad ionam; about sin, because they do not believe in me;
16:10 i dtaobh an chirt, de bhrí go bhfuilim ag triall ar an Athair; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;
16:11 i dtaobh an bhreithiúnais, de bhrí go bhfuíl daorbhreith
tugtha cheana féin ar phrionsa an tsaoil seo.
about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.
16:12 Tá mórán eile le rá agam libh,
ach ní fhéadann sibh iad a fhulaingt anois;
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
16:13 ach nuair a thiocfaidh sé siúd, Spiorad na Fírinne,
déanfaidh sé eolas daoibh chun an uile fhírinne.
Óir ní as féin a labhróidh;
labhróidh sé na nithe a chuala sé,
agus inseoidh sé daoibh na nithe atá le teacht.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
16:14 Tabharfaidh sé glóir domsa,
óir is de mo chuidse a ghlacfaidh
agus a inseoidh sé daoibh.
He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
16:15 An uile ní dá bhfuil ag m’Athair, is liomsa é.
Uime sin a dúirt mé:
‘Is de mo chuidse a ghlacfaidh
agus a inseoidh sé daoibh.’
Íosa le Teacht Arís
All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
Uime sin a dúirt mé: Therefore I said:
Is de mo chuidse a ghlacfaidh Of mine is to take

I don’t know what to make of this, but of the six or so readers in foreign languages, I supplied all the Y chromosomes.

LeeAnne’s sermon was great. She started with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and went to talk about foreign languages and running a beer distributorship. She connected all it to Pentecost.

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