In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I no longer have my copy of your book. I do remember that you mentioned something about the phrase “”by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall” I think you wrote that it came from an ancient prayer of the Eastern Church. Can you remind me?


A: If you go here and scroll down to Feb 2, 2011, you’ll find my talk on this theme. In my book, At the Supper of the Lamb I say more precisely that the 8th century Gothic Missal used the word in a eucharistic prayer for the Easter Vigil. So, not the Eastern Church, but the Gallic Church.