Refectory instead of Trapeza
- Well, maybe. But most monastic trapezas I've been to have been decidedly short on the chattiness. :) —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 10:23, August 16, 2006 (CDT)
- Yep, but I still would say they do serve as the main social spots for monasteries, wouldn't you? Just maybe not during the actual mealtime. Fr. John
- trapeza is eastern, refectory is western; "I say potahto, you say poteyto..."
Most MediaWiki discussions get added to the bottom (like using the + tab on a talk page). I was going to create an "Add new topic" link to this project page, but that wouldn't work well if we want new stuff at the top. Can we change the policy so we add stuff to the bottom? --J. J. 11:04, August 16, 2006 (CDT)
- I think the reason you gave is enough to change things from how I first imagined them. — FrJohn (talk)
DONE. It's been changed. --J. J. 08:10, August 17, 2006 (CDT)
On the discussion page of Athanasian Creed article I have added new material without response. Resumé from other discussion page on same thing:
In the year 1644, Gerard Voss, in his "De Tribus Symbolis", gave weighty probability to the opinion that St. Athanasius was not its author. His reasons may be reduced to the two following: > >firstly, no early writer of authority speaks of it as the work of this doctor; and >secondly, its language and structure point to a Western, rather than to an Alexandrian, origin."
Both points are answered by the hypothesis that St Athanasius wrote them in simple Latin (which he never fully mastered, and in which he dared no stylistic flourish) when he met the men of Augusta Treverorum (Trier, Trèves) who know no Greek, during his two year exile there. And that it was for that very reason preserved independently of the Greek tradition until very late.
Discussion welcomed at the article's discussion page.