CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 15 December 2018

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Cathedral Logos Corner

place of quiet reflection, learning and prayer

While it may not be the easiest place to find, a warm and inviting space tucked away on the second floor of the Cathedral parish function rooms lies ready to welcome the curious, those seeking a bit of peace and quiet or simply a place to pray.

It also offers an easy way to get to know your bible, with illustrations of the way in which its 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books are divided. But the bible is like any other piece of literature. It was written in a certain place and time, in fact, the complete bible was written in many different places over a long span of centuries, each one with its own literary style, imagery, cultural background and history. To read and understand can be a challenge.

There are words that we do not use in this day and age, but often they contain a great depth of meaning and have a rich imagery that says a lot more than the construct of the sentences they are couched in. The Logos Corner displays a variety of these, replete with instructive, easy to follow explanations of their meaning and background clearly documented in both English and Chinese.

The photographs on this page are but a taste of the full range of items on display, but are an indication of their quality and the clarity of their explanation. The feathered quill gives an insight into the painstaking, time-consuming work that writing involved, while the phylactery illustrates the conceptualisation of prayer and the prayer shawl reveals something of the closeness of relationship between people and God.

And of course, it is important to know what day it is and it was especially important to know when the Sabbath is beginning. In days before watches, clocks, Internet, radio and social media, a ram’s horn did the trick, blown loud and clear to usher in the holy day of rest. Whether you want to learn, pray, read or dream, it is a welcome escape into the quiet.

The Logos Corner
Opening hours
Weekdays: Noon - 2.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am - 5.45pm
Sundays: 9.00am - 12.45pm