Saturday, May 31, 2014
An Apology (read that Defense) for a Catholic Ceremonial. . .
In the Divine Service, we believe that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself comes truly, really, and physically (though supernaturally) among us in His Body and in His Blood. Just as Jesus stood before His disciples in the upper room after His resurrection, so today in a similar way He stands before us now in the Holy Communion. Wherever Christ is, there is Heaven; in the Divine Service, the veil between Heaven and earth is lifted, we are in Heaven before the throne of the Lamb, and our hymns are joined with those of the “angels and archangels and with all the company of Heaven.” That is, our worship here accords with the heavenly worship described in Isaiah 6:1-7 and Revelation 5.
Just a sampler. . . read the whole thing here. . .