Thursday, December 13, 2012

Home and Away

At home, here's the big Douai bible and the little Douai bible (same bible, different print and page size), in their new covers, as planned yesterday.   Some fabric left over and I'll figure out what its destination will be at some point.

Then, a rescue work:  among the belongings of the local EGA chapter, one of the outgoing Presidents found the banner, unfinished, and all forlorn. 
So she presented it to me when I became one of her (three!) successors,and I've hemmed and dowelled and pressed it, and plan to hang it at our monthly members meetings, in case we forget what chapter we're in...I just wanted to honor the stitchers who designed and almost finished it.  There's a pencilled in place for an escutcheon, too, which will probably house a stitched emblem of the chapter, but that can wait a bit.


Minimiss said...

I have learn't something new today - I had never heard of the Douai Bible (good Catholic girl that I am) so Googled it. I don't remember the nuns ever mentioning it at school.

Boud said...

I'm guessing you weren't taught by staunch Yorkshire Catholics, on whom the Reformation has had no effect other than to reinforce the siege mentality!

I can't bring myself to even open the Authorized i.e. Protestant Bible, the St. James, beautiful as the prose is said to be,because I can't help feeling it was written in the blood of my ancestors.( No problem with anyone else being devoted to it, I add, in the spirit of fairness.)

About which, read the history of the Reformation in England, and how it fell on the people of Yorkshire, the North and East Ridings particularly. I'd feel as if I'd betrayed the heroism of the people of that time if I didn't use the Douai.

But, as they say, that's me!

SpinningDownUnder said...

The Douai is a beautiful version of the bible, not nearly as hard to read as the St James version. I wonder if those of us who fondly remember it were educated in Catholic schools in the UK rather than elsewhere? The nuns were never rude about the St James version, it just wasn't the right translation as far as they were concerned. They even encouraged me to read the St. James bible for an English Lit exam because they knew one of the questions would be to compare the language of the two.
I still prefer the Douai.

margaret said...

I also had not come accross the Douai Bible but when I googled it I could only find the Douay Bible, is this the same?
Your covers are lovely, should do something about my King James (shock and horror from you) as it is rather the worse for way having had it since Easter 1956 allthough I use my International version these days, being brought up C of E my father I am so so proud to say was a minister in the Church like his father before him.