Thursday, April 01, 2010

Holy Thursday

PhotobucketToday is the commemoration of the day on which Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist.  Besides being mentioned in the Gospels, Saint Paul tells the Corinthians,
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
This was the institution of the Mass and the institution of the priesthood. Pray, desperately, for our priests and for the Holy Father. Offer up your prayers, especially on this day, for the holiness of our priests.

1 comment:

Cindy said...


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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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