Thursday, June 3, 2010

Corpus Christi

In hac mensa novi Regis,
Novum Pascha novæ legis,
       Phase vetus terminat.
Vetustatem novitas,
Umbram fugat veritas,
       Noctem lux eliminat,
(On this altar of the King
this new Paschal Offering
brings an end to ancient rite.
Shadows flee that truth may stay,
oldness to the new gives way,
and the night's darkness to the light.)
--from Lauda Sion, the Sequence written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Mass of Corpus Christi