Monday, April 30, 2012

Sacrificium Mundum

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 9.58.

Sacrificium Mundum
Hic mundus, templum domini; crux, ara; sacerdos,
Et mactanda deo victima, Christus homo.


AN UNSPOTTED SACRIFICE
Gods Temple’s th’ Earth, Altar the Cross, the Priest,
The Sacrifice, and Sacrificer’s Christ.

Here is the vocabulary:

sacrificium - sacrifice
mundus - clean, pure
hic - this, this one
mundus - world
templum - temple
dominus - lord
crux - cross
ara - altar
sacerdos - priest
et - and
macto - sacrifice, slaughter
deus - god
victima - victim
Christus - Christ
homo - person, man

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