Monday, June 30, 2008

Gandalf and Saruman Recite the Creed!

In Quenyan, no less! You can listen to it here.

Sorry about that, folks, I couldn't resist. Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee were not really impersonating BXVI and Bartholomew, it just sounds like they are. Actually, it's the real thing: the real Pope and the real Patriarch, reciting the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed in Greek, not Quenyan, and it is a marvelous thing to hear. Using the original text avoids that whole Filioque thingy.

Thanks to Fr. Kimel for the link.

4 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

....I love this.

(and I also love that you noticed the similarity in sound to Tolkien's language!)

Scott Carson said...

So, you probably already know about the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, then!

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Oooh...no, I did not!

I am adding it to my few blog-links, though.

cnb said...

Very funny, but surely not as funny as the post I am seeking to elicit by tagging you with this blog meme. I apologize if this is irritating.