In the past I have written about the need to restore reverence and a sense of the sacred to the Mass. The very fact that anthropocentric liturgies have dominated the ecclesial landscape for decades is the best indicator that few truly understand what is happening in the Mass. We cannot recover what we do not know.
To this end I would like to highlight seven amazing facts about the Holy Sacrifice. Understanding these truths, and recollecting them while at Mass, will help enable the faithful to more fully participate within the Liturgy. Everything below comes from Lesson 27 of the 1949 revised edition of the Baltimore Catechism #3. May this current generation humbly learn from the wisdom of the past so that we may effectively catechize and evangelize the next generation.
The Sacrifice of the Mass
1. The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Law in which Christ, through…
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