Illustrations of Canon Missae in XX century Missale
The leading idea of Eucharistic theology was explained by Leo XIII: “The Eucharist, according to the testimony of the Fathers, must be regarded as a certain continuation and expansion of the incarnation. For by It the substance of the incarnate Word is united with individual men; and the supreme Sacrifice of Calvary is in admirable manner renewed.”
On this illustration angels have sacred significance.
The Angels as Christian Symbols represent the following:
- A messenger;
- A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence.
In the widest sense they are agents of God’s providence.
And the chalice is a symbol of Holy Communion and the forgiveness of sin won by Christ's blood shed on the cross.