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Reference to perfidy

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Submitted by Coyote_Ugly (Canada), Apr 1, 2008 at 21:37

Perhaps this is an example of what the poster had in mind.


This new understanding of the relationship between Christians and Jews is reflected in the revised liturgy of Good Friday in a particular way. The pre-1962 version of the Good Friday Prayer had Catholics praying for the "perfidis Judaeis", the "unfaithful Jews", that they might convert to the truth. Pope John XXIII excised from the text the Latin adjective "perfidis", whose derivations in modern languages had taken on a strongly pejorative sense. As part of the revision of the Roman Missal, the prayer was completely rewritten, so that the Catholic Church now prays for "the Jewish people, first to hear the word of God, that they may continue to grow in the love of his name and in faithfulness to his covenant".


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