Chalice versus cup

He thinks that some of the vocabulary in the new English translation of the Roman Missal is ill-chosen, but Fr Merv Duffy sm considers that the translators “are right in using the word ‘chalice’ rather than the word ‘cup’ because the symbol we see elevated is something special, rather than something ordinary”.

Fr Merv Duffy sm lectures in Systematic Theology and is Dean of Studies at Good Shepherd College, Auckland.

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