Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Sealed

January 12, 2005

The second in a series relating my
experience of reception into the
Orthodox Church on January 9, 2005.



Chrism-
Sealed upon my brow.

Upon my eyes and ears..
Sealed.

Upon my nose and mouth..
Sealed.

Upon my heart,
upon my hands,
upon these feet on which I stand..

Sealed.

All is holy,
sanctified.

"It is meet
and right"
to bless the flesh that goes

to see and hear;
to smell and taste;
to will and work;
to walk upon the earth..

in the will of the Father,
in the love of the Son,
in the strength of the Spirit:

Sealed.

2 comments:

D.Barry Weber said...

The Orthodox church has paid attention in real and wonderful ways to our physical, material presence here, in the kingdom of God. This poem states that exquisitely.

You see, I've got my own spot here now- it feels somehow gentler doesn't it? (Although I would like to eradicate birth-signs, and figure out how to make pictures much smaller. I'll learn. Thanks for the idea!

Now, where do we put those stars?!?

Maria said...

Thank goodness, Barry, that there are no stars... :)

George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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