‘The Waste Land’ also laments Christ’s absence. 

“I do not find / The Hanged Man.” 

“The Hanged Man, a member of the traditional pack, fits my purpose in two ways: because he is associated in my mind with the Hanged God of Frazer, and because I associate him with the hooded figure in the passage of the disciples to Emmaus in Part V.” - Eliot’s Notes 


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:12 AM Materer, Timothy J. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
As soon as I sent my recent post, I recalled:

Who is the third who walks always beside you?
When I count, there are only you and I together
But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you
Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
I do not know whether a man or a woman
—But who is that on the other side of you?

and, in Mr Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service

But through the water pale and thin     
Still shine the unoffending feet       
And there above the painter set         
The Father and the Paraclete.

However, not inconsistent from a man who agrees with Aldington about Christ.