“The entire form of the Catholic Church stands between the extreme East and the extreme West, between Athos and Wittenberg, pure vision and pure hearing”

The human person has five different senses, five different access points to the reality of the world that surrounds him. The different nature of these access points is not without relevance for the reality itself that is grasped. We are no Platonists or rationalists, for whom the knowledge of the senses signifies nothing more than

Symbol and Reality

My friend Jeff Steel over at Meam Commemorationem has written a stimulating post on Lancelot Andrewes and Alexander Schmemann on symbol and eucharistic presence: figura et res, veritas et figura. Andrewes was one of the most “Eastern” of the Anglican Divines and had a very high view of the Eucharist. Do drop by Jeff’s blog