Friday, December 01, 2006

Most odd liturgical term

I read the most odd liturgical term in the Vatican Information Service daily newsletter, and it was written by Pope Benedict XVI:

"primordial nucleus"

as in: "Sundays," writes the Pope, "remain the fundamental seedbed and the primordial nucleus of the liturgical year; ... a fragment of time pervaded by eternity, because its dawn saw the Risen Christ enter victoriously into eternal life."

Sounds more like biology than liturgy. I guess it is true that Pope Benedict is wanting to make more organic changes to the liturgy. LOL. ;)

Interestingly enough, if you google "primordial nucleus" you'll get articles about: cosmology and the big bang, prenatal development, and the excitation of atomic nuclei in nuclear physics.

Who said science and faith are separate!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you look at the definition of the two words seperate it makes a little more sense?


having existed from the beginning;


part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction