Thursday, September 28, 2006
Captivated...breathe the air of the Church!
No cream-colored albs here, but just the old 100% linen or hemp of the ancient world! These laymen are my confrères and we all study in Rome together. They assist the Dominican friars at Mass. As they explain: "It is a singular honor to be Christ's page at the altar!"
I'm always a bit dazed by the momentousness of the ancient beauty of the Dominican Rite! The ritualistic formality is very businesslike and self-evident. It is ceremonious not because of an egoistic turn, but because this is God and we give our best to God! In the modern world we have been taught to favor the humanity of Jesus. However, we know better: Jesus is God!