On Sunday, English-speaking Catholics around the world will hear a new translation of the Roman Missal, the text of prayers and instructions for celebrating Mass. Here are some of the old, more familiar prayers and their newly translated versions.
Greeting: The priest addresses the congregation at the beginning of the Mass by saying, "The Lord be with you."
Old translation response: "And also with you."
New translation response: "And with your spirit."
Gloria: A prayer in praise of God that's often sung.
Old translation beginning: "Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory."
New translation beginning: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly king, O God, almighty father."
Nicene Creed: An ancient statement of Christian beliefs.
Old translation: Begins with "We believe," a communal affirmation made throughout the prayer; calls Jesus "one in being with the Father."
New translation: Begins with "I believe," switching "I" for "we" throughout the prayer; calls Jesus "consubstantial with the Father."
Mystery of Faith: The congregation's response to the priest during a key point in the Mass. Up to four versions can be used in the old translation, but three in the new translation.
Old translation: "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again."
New translation: "We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection until you come again."
Invitation to Communion: The congregation responds to the priest just before approaching the altar to receive communion.
Old translation: "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed."
New translation: "Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed."
Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, http://usccb.org/