“all my senses”

Rublev’s Christ the Savior

” … Xenia Grant, a woman with autism (and a Facebook friend!) articulates the

incense

importance of finding a spiritual home in the Orthodox Church:

‘ … as a person with autism, the Liturgy appealed to all my senses. For my eyes, there were icons of the saints, the Theotokos, and Jesus. For my nose, there was the incense that the priest used. For my eyes, there was the music, because the entire service is sung. And for my mind, there was the theology, history, and lives of the saints, the Theotokos, the apostles, Jesus, and the Bible. I also like the vestment the priest wears.‘ (Grant, 2000, p. 245)”

Gospel Reading

from Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselling Applications Across Diverse Populations, by Mary Thomas Burke, Jane C. Chauvin, Judith G. Miranti, Inc NetLibrary Google Books: Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counseling 

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