Chalices Of Flesh And Bones

“God’s presence sanctifies all. Space and time – the dull and superficial space and time of our daily lives – are sanctified by Christ’s presence. Think of that this Sunday, when your priest comes out of the Altar holding the chalice with the Holy Gifts and calls you to approach Him, Who is ‘our sanctification.’

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Once you have consumed Christ, you are the new chalice, a chalice made of flesh and bones carrying the same Precious, Life-Giving Mysteries. You become a mobile chalice that goes out of the church into the streets and shops and offices of this world. You become a mobile chalice, taking Christ to face His creation, giving this creation the chance to respond to His presence and find itself in Him. …”

By Father Seraphim Aldea, priest of the Monastery of All Celtic Saints on Mull

Read the full post at http://www.mullmonastery.com/monastery-blog/chalices-of-flesh-and-bones/

Listen to Father Seraphim at the Ancient Faith podcast series  “Through a Monk’s Eyes” ‘Looking at the World from the Celtic Shores of Scotland — and Elsewhere’ at http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/monkseyes  Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a monk’s eyes? Priest-monk Seraphim shares his stories of the places he visits and the people he meets as he travels the world to found the first Orthodox monastery in the Celtic Isles of Scotland in a thousand years. The Monastery is dedicated to All Celtic Saints.

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