"The whole world is the Holy Grail, for it has received into itself and contains Christ’s precious blood and water. The whole world is the chalice of Christ’s blood and water; the whole world partook of them in communion at the hour of Christ’s death. And the whole world hides the blood and water within itself.
A drop of Christ’s blood dripped upon Adam’s head redeemed Adam, but also all the blood and water of Christ that flowed forth into the world sanctified the world.
The blood and water made the world a place of the presence of Christ’s power, prepared for the world for its future transfiguration, for the meeting with Christ come in glory. . . .
The world has become Christ, for it is the holy chalice, the Holy Grail." ~ Sergei Bulgakov.
Bulgakov was a philosopher, politician, theologian, and priest of the Russian Orthodox Church (1871-1944).