(urth) Oldest altar
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Fri Sep 17 04:44:17 PDT 2010
Perhaps the knife is not dissimilar to the one Severian uses to split
the skull of the old Autarch.
On 9/16/2010 6:13 PM, Matthew Weber wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Andrew Mason
> <andrew.mason53 at googlemail.com <mailto:andrew.mason53 at googlemail.com>>
> Also. Severian dreams of a ritual taking place in the Citadel chapel
> at a time before the old sun was darkened, which invoves bread, wine
> and a knife - not exactly the Christian eucharist, but something like
> In the Eastern Orthodox liturgy, the (leavened) bread used in
> Communion is cut with a triangular-bladed knife, referred to as the Spear.
> Matt +
> It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
> Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Epistles, bk. III
> (Ars Poetica) [c. 8 B.C.], l. 25
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