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Dionysius The Areopagite: “ signs of an invisible loveliness”

19 September 2019

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“…any thinking person realizes that the appearances of beauty are signs of an invisible loveliness. The beautiful odors which strike the senses are representations of a conceptual diffusion. Material lights are images of the outpouring of an immaterial gift of light. The thoroughness of sacred discipleship indicates the immense contemplative capacity of the mind. Order and rank here below are a sign of the harmonious ordering toward the divine realm. The reception of the most divine Eucharist is a symbol of participation in Jesus. And so it goes for all the gifts transcendently received by the beings of heaven, gifts which are granted to us in a symbolic mode.”

St. Dionysius the Areopagite

 

 

 

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  1. 19 September 2019 3:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Ad Orientem.

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