In our Mass booklet, most of it seems quite familiar with the thees and the thous and with the Revised Standard Version, when the readings are chanted, I don’t find I’m thinking, ick why can’t we have the King James?
But then we come to the part that says “May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands . . . ” and it drives me nuts.
Why oh why did the Mass get approved like this? What is wrong with a sense of continuity, consistency, tone, musicality? To suddenly go from “thee” and “thou” to “you” does not make logical sense and I hope this jarring element is corrected when the final Eucharistic liturgy is approved.
I’ve heard some parishes just substitute the thees and thous and get on with it. Someone in my parish told me she already substitutes it. How about you? What does your parish do?