Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This Halibut is Good Enough for Jehovah!

But not for Y-----. It seems that the tetragrammaton is now officially off-limits.

What? No more "Y-----, I Know You Are Near"? Marty Haugen and David Haas are weeping.

Yep. Looks like the Congregation for Divine Worship has said that the Name of God isn't to be bandied about lightly. Much obliged to The New Liturgical Movement for this info.

You can read the whole document here. Basically, we should stick with Adonai or Kyrios and leave God's Name alone out of reverence for Its sacred character. Being that He's God and all, that's probably a good idea.

1 comment:

Philip said...

Something tells me that churches where "Yahweh, I know you are near" is often sung and churches where this directive will be followed are not an overlapping set.