29 January 2014

The Word of God

This picture shows part of the Sacred Heart Chapel, and I like the combination of some important symbols having to do with the Word of God.

The icon of the Virgin Mary presents her as the "Bearer of the Word," as she holds Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word in her arms. Immediately in front of the icon is the lectern with the lectionary, which is the written Word of God. In the forefront is the Communion rail, where the Faithful receive the Word Made Flesh in the Most Holy Sacrament.