Demetrios and I were sitting together in our little sitting room, he, updating his address book and I, glancing through various blogs, when I heard familiar choral strains over the radio.
“Oh, that’s Panis Angelicus,” I said, turning the volume knob up.
“How’d they come up with that?” asked Demetrios, not glancing up from his work.
“’Bread of angels’. It’s a Catholic term for Holy Communion.”
“How’d they come up with that?”
There was a long moment while he looked up at me, eyebrows raised, and I stared back at him. And then it hit. This Bread was never given to angels!
Nope, not. No Body of Christ for the bodiless hosts. No blood for the forgiveness of sins for the sinless. No fountain of immortality for the already immortal ones.
So what IS up with that?
Friday, November 30, 2007