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reredos
December 31, 2010, 11:44 am
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The reredos was not

an ecclesiastical adornment

of symbols,

but plain glass,

with the danger

of distracting the celebrant

from

the properties of the communion table.

.

for

in the translucence

the green earth

budded in the morning view,

the river was in bloom,

the air a joyous flight,

and the sunshine

set the clouds ablaze,

.

and I noticed

the priest’s eyes

as it were unconsciously

placing his hand

on these gifts,

as though these

were

the bread and the wine.

 

– Euros Bowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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