Studies in Sacrifice
MOREHOUSE PUBLISHING CO.
Transcribed by Wayne Kempton
Archivist and Historiographer of the Diocese of New York, 2012
"We have an altar."
—HEBREWS XIII: 10.
"Ay, if men say that on all high heaven's face
The saintly signs I trace
Which round my stoled altars hold their
DEDICATED TO THE PEOPLE OF
SAINT LUKE'S PARISH, EVANSTON,
IN AFFECTIONATE APPRECIATION OF ALL THEIR
LOVING KINDNESS TO ME DURING A QUARTER OF A
G. C. S.
"WE MUST needs base our cosmic conception on the fragment of reality which our terrestrial experience affords us. If it gives us a clue which may even possibly lead to a complete comprehension we must be satisfied, for that is the utmost that we can expect. What, however, does this tell us concerning the nature of the Supreme Spirit? It tells us that sacrifice is the root principle of reality because it is the characteristic activity of God."
Archbishop of York.
THE ALTAR IN NATURE Page 1
THE ALTAR IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Page 13
THE ALTAR ON CALVARY Page 31
THE ALTAR IN THE CHURCH Page 41
THE ALTAR IN THE HOME Page 57
THE ALTAR IN THE LIFE page 71
THE CHAPTERS of this book were originally six Lenten sermons preached in Saint Luke's, Evanston, in the spring of 1929, when for forty days the devotional life of the parish was intensively directed to "Sacrifice."