Scott on October 2, 2006 at 6:59 pm
On SLICE today, one of Ingrid’s posts (interestingly enough) quotes a 4th century Orthodox hymn. I say “interestingly enough” because in any other context Ingrid and her cronies are quick to condemn Catholics and those with Catholic-like beliefs to the fires of Hell (or the condemnations of “Reverend Ken,” whichever comes first). The Orthdox Churches (Egyptian/Coptic, Russian, Armenian, etc) share a wide number of similarities with the much wider-reaching Catholic church, though each of these others has their own pope, many of their own saints, etc.
It’s nice to see that Ingrid is capable of acknowledging some “positive” things that are connected to this side of the Christian faith. I’m just wondering, though, if she will recind the many pronouncements made on her blogsite about the lost state of most (if not all) Catholics and the other related branches. Unless she does that, it seems slightly hypocritical for her to be utilizing one of their hymns.
By the way, here’s the hymn she quotes. I agree with her that it is a great example of having a reverent awe for the works of God:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.
King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.
Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.
At His feet the six winged seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Lord Most High!
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