Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
The Church of Power was the main body of the Church as it evolved in response to the immense power and wealth bestowed on the clergy by Constantine. It included the great majority of the priests, bishops, cardinals, and popes, who ruled the Church most of the time until the Counter-Reformation set in during the sixteenth century. In many ways the Church of Piety was sustained as a reaction against the Church of Power.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
We spent much of the Triduum at Notre Dame participating in the celebrations at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This is one of the most beautiful Churches in the world (Okay, I haven't seen a lot of the Churches in the world, but I don't know how you can argue the point.). At the four services we attended, we sat in four different seats, so got four different perspective. Each perspective gave us a new banquet of beauty and symbolic depths to feast upon.
Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy sanctuary; give praise in the mighty dome of heaven. Give praise for his mighty deeds, praise him for his great majesty. Give praise with blasts upon the horn, praise him with harp and lyre. Give praise with tambourines and dance, praise him with flutes and strings. Give praise with crashing cymbals, praise him with sounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath give praise to the LORD! Hallelujah! (Ps. 150)