Sunday, November 28, 2004
My Kind of Liturgical Dance
Jacques Maritain, Art and Scholasticism
, chapter 8 (Christian Art
), tr. Joseph W. Evans:
Nothing is more beautiful than a High Mass -- a dance before the Ark in slow motion, more majestic than the advance of the heavenly hosts. And yet in it the Church is not seeking for beauty, nor for decorative motifs, nor to touch the heart. Her sole aim is to adore, and to unite herself with the Savior; and from this loving adoration beauty, too, overflows.