Monday, June 19, 2017

Pseudo-Dionysius: "Most divine of all sacraments"

“Do thou, O holy Sacrament, most divine of all sacraments, lift the veils that envelope Thee with their symbols, reveal Thyself clearly to our sight, and fill the eyes of our mind with a unifying and clear light!”

~Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (6th cent.): Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, 3, 3.

The Institution of the Eucharist, by Joos van Wassenhove.
Oil on wood, 1473-75; Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino.

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