lördag 23 december 2017

Protestants Don't Get Christ's Sacrifice

I Cor 5:7

[7] Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new paste, as you are unleavened. For Christ our pasch is sacrificed.

So, here Christ is compared to both the Pesach Lamb and - his Church - the Pesach Azymes (the Matzoth).

And TektonTV (alias J. P. Holding) is on 4:04 in this video on record as saying Christ is not eaten:

Jesus the Human Sacrifice, Part 2: Foiling the Fundy Atheists
tektontv, 12.II.2012

Well, He is so. If you took Communion without first judging yourself (as just out of Baptismal Waters, as just after Confession, as having kept grace since last Confession, or as going to Confession first), you are eating and drinking a judgement over yourself. Because you are eating and drinking your Judge. Not some other person and not even some other thing, but Himself, under the veil of bread and wine's exterior accidents.

That means, Christ is a true sacrifice. It also means, Mass is a true sacrifice, because the hieratic act by which He made the sacrifice is the one He at His last Supper confided to the Twelve (or to the Eleven, if Judas Ischariot had already left) and is continued to this day.

Bread and wine are not individually the same as He took back then, but same kind of thing. Altar (with bones of a saint in them) represent Calvary (on which Christ made the bones of Adam and Eve bones of saints). Words are the same Christ used. Priests are either the Eleven to whom He confided this, or people who attained priesthood later, through laying on of hands by them, and by their successors in episcopate. In other words, the act is the same, and the result is the same : Christ is present as the victim He was on Calvary.

Hans Georg Lundahl
St Victoria of Rome*

* Romae sanctae Victoriae, Virginis et Martyris, quae, in persecutione Decii Imperatoris, cum esset desponsata Eugenio pagano et nec nubere vellet neque sacrificare, ideo, post multa facta miracula, quibus plurimas Deo Virgines aggregaverat, a carnifice percussa est gladio in corde, rogatu sui sponsi.

PS : 5:13, same video "In Hebrews He is referred to as both Sacrifice and High Priest, which obviously does not reflect a real world possibility" - in the hall of the Last Supper, He was both priest (holding the bread and breaking it) and sacrifice (present in the broken bread). In each Mass, Christ is present as priest in the duly ordained priest having the intention to do what the Church does, and in the Eucharist, in the sacrament. So, yes, it does reflect a real world not just possibility, but fact./HGL

PPS : 7:20 "obviously, not all these images can be literally true" - they can if Our Lord's sacrifice is the one fact which is basic, and the OT sacrifices are the images, the figures of speech./HGL

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