Thank you, Mary, and all who answered my somewhat confused question
I came across a thought today that might lend some additional theological
strength to the giving of the Spirit at the death of Jesus:
A prayer of Hildebert (1056-1133)
O holy Ghost, O faithful Paraclete, Love of the Father and the Son, In whom
begetter and begotten meet
In that we are begot in Christ by his death, and we meet him there - this is
a consistent invitation to the foot of the cross, the mercy seat in the
terms of Hebrews, and the being 'born from above' that Mary suggests is
inherent also in this image of the handing over of the Spirit.
I used this prayer at Compline last night but didn't see its relevance to my
question till mid-day today. a little intertextual interpreting.
for the full text of the prayer see my unpacking the liturgy page:
and click on a lesson
I am intrigued that you did not invoke or reference any of the typology of
Hebrews in your book - it is such a strong parallel to many (most) of the
images you did develop.
+ + + Victoria, B.C., Canada + + +
Catch the foxes for us,
the little foxes that make havoc of the vineyards,
for our vineyards are in flower. (Song 2.15)
From: Mary Coloe [mailto:M.Coloe@...
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [John_Lit] John 19:30
Moloney John Sacra Pagina 509 discusses this and renders it handed over the
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