WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Sin-Teflon and Demon-Kevlar

Posted July 22, 2016 10:20 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The 1962MR places today’s Collect at the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost though it is a little different from the newer version, to wit: sic transeamus per bona temporalia, ut non amittamus aeterna.
Historically the prayer has roots in the ancient “Leonine” or better the Veronese Sacramentary used during the month of July in which we find: sic bonis praetereuntibus nunc utimur, ut iam possimus inherere perpetuis.
This historical digging shows us that the Novus Ordo version returned to a more ancient form of the prayer.
That inherere for the more regular inhaerere shows how the ae was pronounced when the manuscript was made. 

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