"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.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ad orientem


Illustration (closeup) of Taoist ritual from c. 1700 edition of the Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase. Scanned from Taoism and the Arts of China by Stephen Little. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago. 2000. Page 192).  According to Little, the scene shown is of a ritual for the dead. Source.

1 comment:

  1. Terry,you are adorable.
    Thank you for this art illumination.


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