I have very little knowledge of Latin… only took a semester in a class that was way too advanced (we were diving right away into Tertullian!).
My question is this: Does one include the accent marks when writing out the prayer to St. Michael or not. On various websites I have seen them alternately with or without the accent marks. Are the accent marks only to aid in pronunciation or should they be written as well?
I am finishing writing an icon of St. Michael. As a tribute to the “two lungs” of Holy Mother Church, I wrote his name at the top in Greek, and I want to write the rest of the first line of the prayer at the bottom in Latin (afterall, the Greeks don’t own St. Michael):
Is it: defende nos in proelio
defénde nos in proélio
Does it matter? The devil is in the details.