Religious Jokes - A very unfortunate mistake


Joke Category: Religious Jokes

A young monk arrived at the monastery. He was assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. He noticed, however, that all of the monks were copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk went to the abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up. In fact, the error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

Slightly alarmed the abbot, said, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."
The old abbot decided to go down into the dark caves beneath the monastery where the original manuscripts were held. The archives were in a locked vault that had not been opened for centuries. Days passed by and nobody saw the old abbot. The young monk became concerned and went down to look for him.
He found him with his head in his hands wailing uncontrollably and repeatedly saying, "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...