The elevation at Mass – ocular Communion

The elevation of the Host at Mass was seen the laity in the middle ages as a privilege and the ultimate form of communion.

Their understanding of the sense of sight allowed sight to be a higher sense than the lower sense of touch, or taste, or smell.

As such, the medieval laity wanted to adore Christ at the elevation of the Mass in order to better come into communion with the Divine Presence of God.  Continue reading

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