By Sr. Fidelis
We’ve had two beautiful days at the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod….not a cloud in the sky, and the sun a true disk, arching through its course.
St. Gregory’s hymn for Wednesday Vespers speaks eloquently of the 4th day of Creation and describes such a day. In our digital world, it is a good reminder that God’s creation is what determines time and the length of days. The natural world and the spiritual world are so closely linked.
Most holy God of heaven, you who paint the shining center of the sky with the brightness of fire, enriching it with beautiful light,
You, who establishing on the fourth day the fiery disk of the sun, set up the orbit of the moon, and the wandering courses of the stars,
So that, to the nights or to the days you could give a line of separation, and to the beginnings of months, a most familiar sign:
Illumine the hearts of men; banish the sordid things of their soul; release the chain of guilt; make void the mass of their crimes.
Grant this, O most loving Father, and you, the only One equal to the Father, with the Spirit, the Paraclete, who reigns through every age. Amen.