Earthly Liturgy United with Heavenly Liturgy
In our earthly liturgy (Sunday Mass) we participate in the heavenly liturgy, incipiently sharing in the liturgy and life of the blessed in heaven. How can we experience this wondrous connection? In every Mass we are made one with all the saints and angels, transcending time and space. “No eye has seen,” but our connection with the banquet of heaven is real. “The hymn of praise that Christ places within the heart and on the lips of the Church will be sung at the end of time in all its fullness, when all the members gather at the wedding feast of the Lamb in the heavenly Jerusalem. That same hymn is sung today by the Church whenever the liturgy is celebrated. For every time the Church gathers for prayer, she is joined to Christ’s priesthood…. The sacred liturgy is a window to eternity and a glimpse of what God calls us to be” (Built of Living Stones 14-15).
Yes, preview of good things to come!