Saturday, September 19, 2009

From the Liturgy of Malabar, 5th Century

At the close of our communion service yesterday, we read the words that have been used in the church after communion since the 5th Century:

"Grant, O Lord Jesus, that the ears which have heard the voice of your songs may be closed to the voice of dispute; that the eyes which have seen your great love may also behold your blessed hope; that the tongues which have sung your praise may speak the truth in love; that the feet which have walked in your courts may walk in the region of light; and that the bodies which have received your living body may be restored in newness of life. Glory to you for your inexpressible gift."