On this Saint Stephen’s Day, named for the first Christian martyr, let us remember the Christians who have been driven out of Iraq. Here are some recent stories, some with great photos.
[During the Mass] “At such a time angels stand by the Priest; and the whole sanctuary, and the space round about the altar, is filled with the powers of heaven, in honor of Him who lies thereon.”
John Chrysostom – On the Priesthood – http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/19226.htm
This may be a closer translation of the quotation you often see as: “When the Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.”