"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Art:  Pompey in the Temple of Jerusalem, by Jean Fouquet

Interesting how the Holy of Holies resembles the Roman Catholic High Altar - suggesting a deeper understanding of a hermeneutic of continuity perhaps...
Ad Orientem.
"Naturally the altar and priest were separated from the faithful, who, as St. Athanasius (Quaest. ad Antioch., 37) and Clement of Alexandria (Stromata VII.7) inform us, were instructed by the Apostles to pray, according to the traditions of the Mosaic Law, facing the East." - New Advent

1 comment:

  1. Maria2:07 PM

    When we all ceased facing the East things went terribly wrong.


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