Re: [liturgy-l] Corpus Christi poem - help please?
> From: Douglas Cowling <dcowling@...>Yes, but where is the resurrection?
> THE CORPUS CHRISTI CAROL
> He bare him up, he bare him down,
> He bare him into an orchard brown....
> In that bed there lieth a knight
> His woundes bleeding, day and night.
- on 6/1/04 1:29 AM, asteresplanetai at asteresplanetai@... wrote:
> Yes, but where is the resurrection?This is medieval eucharistic piety. Look at artistic representations of St.
> john burnett.
Gregory's Mass with the Man of Sorrows standing above the altar bleeding
onto the oblation, or the Crucifixion with angels catching the Blood of
Christ in chalices.
Even the Ghent Altarpiece, which shows the mystical theology of the mass,
depicts the Lamb of God standing on an altar vested in red and bleeding into
a chalice. This is directly above the fountain of life from which a little
channel of water flows out of the bottom of the painting and into the
now-lost tabernacle where the Host was perpetually displayed behind a
Contrast Van Eyck's paintingt with Raphael's "Disputa" which perhaps for the
first time in Western art shows the sacrament in juxtaposition with the
Glorified Christ. There was a significant controversory about twenty years
ago when liturgists, in an attempt to recapture the resurrection for the
mass, promoted representations of the resurrected Christ instead of the more
traditional crucified Jesus. This became a very politicized question.
Needless to say, the tridenistas always have the traditional crucified
corpus on their altars.
Director of Music & Liturgical Arts
Church of the Messiah
> From: Douglas Cowling <dcowling@...>Well, yes.
> > Yes, but where is the resurrection?
> Even the Ghent Altarpiece, which shows the mystical theology of the mass,
> depicts the Lamb of God standing on an altar vested in red and bleeding into
> a chalice.
the original correspondent asked for something for the parish bulletin.
So, obvious question: what piety should we encourage with our parish bulletins?