Tour of the Church (Part 10)


Dominating the church is the presence of Christ himself in the Tabernacle. In the Basilican design of a Church, the seat of honour was in the centre of the apse (the rounded East end), and it is Christ who occupies that place, reminding us that this is His house; we are His guests. But it also reminds us that He must have the place of honour in our life; not just in Church, but in all our dealings. It reminds us of those words in Scripture: “I stand at the door and knock, and anyone who opens to me, I will come in to share a meal at that person’s side.” (Apocalypse 3:20). At Mass, He invites us to share in his meal, the “wedding feast of the Lamb” (Apocalypse 19:9).