Quote of the Day: Cardinal Ratzinger on the Cosmic Liturgy

“…it follows that liturgy has a cosmic and universal dimension. The community does not become a community by mutual interaction. It receives its being as a gift from an already existing completeness, totality, and in return gives itself back to this totality… this is why liturgy cannot be “made”. This is why it has to be simply received as a given reality and continually revitalized. This is why universality is expressed in a form binding on the whole Church, committed to the local congregation in the form of the “rite”.

via Defend Us In Battle…: The Liturgy for What It Is.

The entire post is well worth reading.

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