Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"To claim to make anyone understand [the liturgy] without initiating him into the Bible is a contradiction in terms."

"Whether we rejoice in it or deplore it, the liturgy is . . . biblical.  To claim to make anyone understand it without initiating him into the Bible is a contradiction in terms."

     Gaston Morin, "Pour un movement," √Čtudes de pastorale liturgique (Paris:  Cerf, 1944):  13 ff., as quoted in Louis Bouyer, The memoirs of Louis Bouyer, trans. John Pepino (Kettering, OH:  Angelico Press, 2015 [2014]), chap. 9, p. 158n44.

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