Sunday, 23 June 2019

Mass readings in Scots: The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Year C)

First reading
Genesis 14: 18-20

An Melchizedek, keeng o Salem, the priest o the Maist Heich God, taen breid an wine, an, sainin him, said,

"Lat the sainin o the Maist Heich God, makker o heiven an yird, be on Aubram:
an lat the Maist Heich God be ruised, that haes gien intae yer haunds thaim that wis agin ye."

Syne Aubram gien him a tent o aw the guids an gear he haed taen.

[From The Old Testament in Scots, vol. 1, The Pentateuch, [Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Nummers, Deuteronomy] trans. Gavin Falconer and Ross G. Arthur (2014) (translation into Plain Scots under the auspices of the Ullans Academy) ISBN 978-1-78324-005-0. Amazon US here. Amazon UK here.]

Gospel reading
Luke 9: 11-17

But the folk, comin to ken, follow’t [Jesus]. And he took them to him, and spak to them o’ the Kingdom o’ God; and healed thae that stude in need o’ healin’.

Noo as the day begude to wear awa, the Twal', comin nar, says to him, “Send ye the folk awa, that they may gang to the touns and clachans roond to lodge and fend: for we are here in a desert bit.” But he said to them, “Ye gie them to eat!” But they said, “We hae nae mair nor fyve bannocks, and twa speldrins; unless we soud gang and buy meat for a’ thir folk!” For thar war aboot fyve thoosan’ men. And he said to his disciples, “Gar them sit doon in companies o’ aboot fifty.” And they did sae, and gar’t them, ane and a’, sit doon. And, takin the fyve bannocks and the twa speldrins, he lookit up Aboon, and bless’d them, and brak them, and gied to the disciples, and they to the folk. And they did a’ eat, and war satisfy’t; and what was left ower was taen up, twal baskets o’ broken meat.

[From The New Testament in Braid Scots William Wye Smith (1904) here]

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