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The Wellspring of Life

By Sebastian Zebrowski | Monday, May 16, 2016

Some time ago, one of our professors at Mundelein Seminary asked us to write a short paper. We were supposed to explain, in the simplest possible way, what liturgy is. After a short meditation, I recalled a metaphor that the famous French theologian, Jean Corbon, used in his book “The Wellspring of Worship.” He compared liturgy to the stream that was described in the book of the Prophet Ezekiel:  “I saw water flowing out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east… Along each bank of the river every kind of fruit tree will grow; their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail” (Ezekiel 47, 1. 12). The stream that Ezekiel pictures both heals and gives life. What is even more important is that the stream has its beginning at the Temple.

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