sound forth our witness to mankind;
and love light up our mortal frame,
till others catch the living flame.
At the epiclesis, the Holy Spirit shrouds the sacred altar in mystery. He hovers above and veils the eternal moment that breaks through space and time. Eyes of faith can truly perceive the Holy of Holies that is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The OT shekinah light in the tabernacle, pillar of fire and pillar of cloud prefigure this impending moment just as the Ark of the Covenant prefigures the tabernacles of our Catholic Churches.
(Just as an aside: please call to mind the Shroud of Turin and consider the sign that light irradiation has left us to ponder 2000 years after the Resurrection. New Life in this First Glorious Mystery leaves an exact image of the crucified Body of Christ. Science cannot explain it but there are clues… The speed of light is absolute in a vacuum. It is ever so close to 3 x 10 8 meters/second. Hmmmmm?)
The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him, and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God behold him who taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29
And I saw: and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth. Rev. 5:6
And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no curse any more; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him. And they shall see his face: and his name shall be on their foreheads. And night shall be no more: and they shall not need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall enlighten them, and they shall reign for ever and ever. Rev. 22:1-5
And I saw no temple therein. For the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, and the Lamb. And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof. And the nations shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into it. Rev. 21:23-24
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael