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  1. IowaLutheran

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    I was the assisting minister at my congregation during our services from Thursday through Sunday, and after the Easter Vigil Saturday night, I said to the pastor on the way out, "Well, we finished the triduum" and then I proceeded to ask him to correctly pronounce "triduum". He said "You know, I'm not sure, ask your Episcopalian friends".

    So, how do you pronounce it?

    And while I'm at it, how do you pronounce "trisagion"?
     
  2. Brian Augustyn

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    I'm tempted to treat the "uu" of triduum like the uu of vacuum and say it's pronounced Trad-yoom, but I know better.

    I've always heard it pronounced with the "tri" of triple, and each "u" sounding: Trid-YOU-Um. Tried-YOU-Um is also possible, I suppose--with the tri sound as in Trident.

    And the other I'm just going to guess on: TRY-Say-jee-yon.

    TRY-Seh-jee-yon?

    For what that's worth...
    :)

    Brian
     
  3. RobNJ

    RobNJ CF Olde Pharte

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    Stick around...
    We'll Loyn ya hadda tawk good!!
     
  4. chalice_thunder

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    I say "TRIDD - you - uhm.

    As for trisagion - I will only say "Thank God we never have to sing this word!!"

    I say "tree - SAG - ee - on" but I've heard it so many other ways...

    The most funny one I have heard: "try - SAGE - un"
     
  5. gitlance

    gitlance Future priest in the Holy Catholic Church...

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    I believe these are the official pronounciations...

    Triduum = tri-doo-um (short "i" as in "trip")

    Trisagion = tree-saw-yun (short "u" as in "up")


    Hope that helps! ;)
     
  6. ps139

    ps139 Ab omni malo, libera nos, Domine!

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    I pronounce it the same way. Well I've never actually pronounced it, but if I had to... :)

    The other word, heck I didn't even know it was a word until 5 seconds ago! ^_^

    While we are on pronunciations, I brought this up in OBOB last week and got some funny responses, so I will bring it up here too... how do you pronounce "Philemon." ?
     
  7. RobNJ

    RobNJ CF Olde Pharte

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    For me: PHY-LEE-mn (the "o" gets lost;))
     
  8. benedictine

    benedictine No Surrender, No desertion - Whatever Happens.

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    I say: Tri-doo-umm and tri-say-gon. possibly wrong.
     
  9. Brian Augustyn

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    Phi = Fi (long i as in find)

    le = LEE

    mon = mun

    Fi-LEE-mun.

    Brian
     
  10. IowaLutheran

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    Thanks everybody!
     
  11. Kripost

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    This is how I pronounce them.

    Triduum : tri(as in 'in')-du-um(as in 'soon', but slightly longer)
    Trisagion : tri(as in 'in')-sa(as in 'bark')-gee(as in 'beet')-on (Having attended a greek church, I am dead sure about this. Yes, we have to pronouce this word in greek)
    Philemon : Fi(as in 'in')-le(as in 'let')-mon
     
  12. Mary of Bethany

    Mary of Bethany Only one thing is needful. Supporter

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    Trisagion is trih-SAW-ge-awn.

    Since the "tri" in triodion (as in Lenten Triodion) is pronounced "tree", I think triduum would be "tree-DU-um".
     
  13. Brian Augustyn

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    This one does make for some funny MISpronunciations.

    I've heard: Philly-man, Filla-min, File-moan, Feel-ee-min, and once, I swear, Puh-hilla-min.

    Brian
     
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