A young monk arrives at a monastery.
He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.
He notices all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the Originals. So, he goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it
would never be picked up and would be continued in all copies.
The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."
He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn’t been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go
by and nobody sees him.
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him.
He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing,
"We missed the R ! we missed the R !"
The young monk asks the old abbot, "What’s wrong, father?"
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, "The word was…
C E L E B R A T E ! ! ! "