Sunday, January 16, 2011
Fr. Augustine celebrated Mass today; I enjoyed his homily, a discussion of sacrifice and why Christ is called the Lamb of God rather than the Goat of God. (He claims that in Aramaic the word for lamb is a pun, which sounds similar to the word for servant.) He talked about differences between the Protestant and Catholic conceptions of atonement and salvation. It was a good homily, and that is why I usually like listening to Dominicans preach. If only more priests would give learned homilies like that. I don't know when he will be back again, but I'd like to be there when he comes. But next week I may attend the Sunday liturgy for the community of St. Basil the Great, which takes place at nearby St. Albert the Great. KM is still in town, which surprised me. I guess the Spring term hasn't started yet?