Sunday, May 02, 2004


After many years of experience and some time thinking, I've finally decided to resolve one of the central mysteries of Christian religious practice.

If you're looking for an exclamation of praise, "hallelujah" is correct. If you're looking to state that praise is being given, "alleluia" is the desired choice. Thus:
1. "Hallelujah! He is Risen!"
2. "Alleluia to the King of Kings."

A rule of thumb might be "hallelujah for" and "alleluia to." Now that this has been resolved, I firmly expect a spirit of ecumenism to break out in five...four...three...

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