Friday, January 06, 2006

The Psalms of David -- Psalm 22

aka "The 23rd Psalm" to the rest of the world...

It's a short one, but one having many meanings lost on me growing up as a Baptist...

He leads me beside quiet waters...of baptism, where I am renewed.

He anoints my head with oil...of gladness, of chrismation, of the Holy Spirit.

He prepares a table before me...on which is the food of His Body and the presence of...the unseen enemies of my soul.

I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever...which is, of course, not only the Orthodox churches where He is made present, but also--and this, too, by His mercy--our bodies, fashioned into suitable temples of His Spirit, which shall not be dissolved for good at death, but shall rise as incorruptible temples both for the glory of God, and in which we shall dwell, unto the ages of ages.


Stacy said...

This comment is unrelated to your post:

I clicked on the link to the baby picture -- what a cute baby! And I saw ArchBishp DMITRI!! I just love him! How is he?

Ian said...

Do you know, I've never thought of it like that before. Thank you.