Monday 24 September 2007

The Word of God

At the back of the Cathedral, a lectionary stands open at the readings used for Mass. It reminds us of our call to reflect on God's Word, not simply to hear and then forget. It is a feature of the Cathedral which should grow in importance during this 'Curious about Scripture' year.

Today a new cover was placed over the front of the lectern. The dove represents the Holy Spirit, the One through whom Scripture is inspired. The Alpha and the Omega represent Christ, who is 'the beginning and the end'. This image reminds us of a key theme of this Scripture year: every page of Scripture speaks of Christ and points to Him.