Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Pirate Creed


Today is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day." In honor of such a special occasion, I'm sharing again this year the Nicene Creed translated into Pirate Talk (such as might be used in a Pirate Eucharist):

We believe in one God, the Almighty Admiral,
Maker o’ heaven and ‘arth,
and o’ all things natural and ghostly.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
T’only Son o’ God, says I, eternally begotten ‘o the Admiral,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, nar made,
‘o one Bein’wi’ the Father.
Through him all things t’were made.
Far us and far arr salvation
he opened the hatch o’ heav’n
and dropped into the hold:
by the pow’r ‘o the Holy Ghost
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made a swabbie.
Fer arr sake he was keel-hauled by that the scurvy dog,

Pontius Pilate;
and was sent t’ Davy Jones’ locker.
On the third day he came back in accardance with the book;
he ascended into heaven
and be seated at the right hand ‘o the Admiral.
He will come again in glory t’judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will ha’e no end.
Avast then!

We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, the giver ‘o life,
who proceeds from the Admiral and the Cap’n.
With them two, he be worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one dunkin’ far the forgiveness ‘o sins.
We look far the resurrection ‘o the dead,
and the life o’ the world t’come.
So says one, so says us all. Aye aye.

And here are the Pirate Guys to to help us learn "The Five A's":

Be sure to visit the "Talk Like a Pirate Day" website for more tips on how to appropriately observe the day.



Joe Rawls said...

Or, as Orthodox pirates would say, " He perceeds from nuthin' but the Admiral, aaaarrh!" Use the filoque and you walk the plank big time.

Bryan Owen said...

Well noted, Joe. We must always be careful to distinguish between Western and Eastern pirates!

The Underground Pewster said...

Harrr dee harrr harrr...