Class Day # 4....
DAY # 4 of 7, as taught by Father Dermot J. Dwyer:
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Study Aid: Chart # 7, Faith & Common Sense, as a review for day # 3.
1. Mass, in Latin,
is Ite Missa Est = Go it is the dismissal, the last words of the Latin
2. The Last
Supper:1COR 11:19-27, MATT 26:26-29, LUKE 22:14-20, JOHN 6:, MARK 14:22
3. The Mass is the
only infinite and unlimited sacrifice. The victim is offered to GOD for sin. The
Mass is love in action. Jesus Christ is both the High Priest and the victim. The
primary reason that we go to Mass is to offer sacrifice.
4. To understand the Mass, we must understand:
while dying in HIS human nature, was living in HIS Divine nature. *TB 92, *TS
1. After Adam and Eve sinned, an offense against GOD was made.
a. Satans' power became effective.
b. Sin now has an infinite effect
because an offense is measured by the one offended.
c. From the beginning of
time, man offered sacrifice, a victim, to GOD for sin. This is the Apology of
2. The Offense:
How is it measured? It is measured by the one offended.
3. The Apology:
How is it measured? It is measured according to
the one making the apology.
GOD IS TIMELESS AND
SPACELESS: *TS 62-69,146-148,
1. HE is eternal
presence. HE is NOW! GOD has no past and no future.
>-----------TO----------->THE LAST JUDGMENT, all in between is NOW with
GOD. (omnipresent, immutable - not subject to change)
2. GOD and CREATOR is unlimited and infinite. Man and creature are
limited and finite.
THE GENESIS OF
1. Chapter 1, GOD made man.
2. Chapter 2 and 3, man fouled up and disobeyed GOD.
3. Chapter 3, GOD
will send a Redeemer, born of woman, and HER seed will crush satans' head. "I
WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN". MARY was involved in redemption.
That makes HER a co-redeemer from the very beginning. *GEN 3:15 (?)
4. *GEN 4:1-8 Cain
killed Abel because he was jealous of Abel's sacrifice.
5. Abraham and Sarah had Isaac. GOD told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac
which he almost did, *GEN 22:1-14 (?). Isaac wed Rebekah and had twin sons,
Esau, the firstborn, who was to receive the blessing, and Jacob. Rebekah
deceived Isaac and obtained the blessing for Jacob. GOD renamed Jacob, Israel.
6. *EXODUS 19: GOD
made the 'Old Covenant' with Moses. GOD said: "I WILL BE YOUR GOD AND YOU WILL
BE MY PEOPLE (EX 6:7)." The people made sacrifice by the bloodshed of animals.
Joshua, Hebrew for JESUS, leads the Jews into the promised land. At 'The Last
Supper', the 'New Covenant' was made. *MATT 26:28, *MARK 14:24, *LUKE 22:20
7. CHRIST comes from *PS 110:4, a Priest forever according
to Melchisedek, also *HEB 5:6. HE (JESUS) will be both KING and PRIEST, the only
one in the New Testament to be both. HE comes from the Priestly order of
Melchisedek, from the tribe of Judah of the house of David, by GODS'
appointment, HEB 5:1-6, and not by descent. Old Testament priests were from the
tribe of Levi (Levitical priests) by descent.
1. JESUS came after MARY. JESUS, means savior. HE came into
existence at the Annunciation:
LUKE 1:31, "YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME JESUS".
JESUS is not mentioned in the Old Testament. *TS 233
2. CHRIST, in Greek is CHRISTOS, in Hebrew - MESSIAH, *JOHN 1:41,
the one set aside for sacrifice, the Anointed one. CHRIST is the 2nd person of
the HOLY TRINITY and HE always existed. HE is mentioned in the Old Testament.
*DAN 9:25-26 (Douay).
JESUS HAS FOUR
a. HE has a
Physical Body. LUKE 2:6-7
b. HE has a Mystical Body, the Church. ROM 12:4-5,
1COR 12:20-27, EPH 1:22-23,5:30, COL 1:24
c. HE has a Eucharistic Body. MATT
26:26, 1COR 11:23-29
d. HE has a Glorified Body. JOHN 20:24-29
1. The Jewish
temple had different sections within it:
a. The Holy of Holies section was
used for sacrifice. On Fridays at 3 P.M. many lambs were sacrificed.
Synagogue had scripture readings, prayer, and no sacrifices. Ten or more
families had to have a synagogue. This is where JESUS started.
2. You must have
infinite sacrifice to balance infinite offense. GOD must do it, for man cannot.
Man must be at one with GOD, at-one-ment (atonement). JESUS is the atoner. *TB
81, *TS 197
3. GOD becomes JESUS,
the CHRIST, the one set aside for sacrifice.
4. *2COR 5:21, GOD made JESUS to be sin, to bear the sins of
mankind. GOD could not die for sin as GOD. HE had to take on human nature to
represent the offender and to suffer. *CCC 612-623
5. *JOHN Chapter 6: is about the promise of the last supper.
6. At "The Last
Supper" or "Last Passover", where HE gave us eternal sacrifice, JESUS said,
"THIS IS MY BODY", and "THIS IS MY BLOOD", MATT 26:26-28 (read). This is true
because JESUS said it. The bread is HIS body broken, and the wine is HIS blood,
7. *1COR 11:23-29
(read), is the tradition of the institution of the Last Supper. Vs25-26, is the
NEW COVENANT. You are proclaiming the death of JESUS until HE comes again,
proclaiming the eternal sacrifice. The Mass is a memorial. HE said, "DO THIS IN
REMEMBRANCE OF ME". As often as this is done we are making Calvary come alive on
the altar. MALACHI 1:11, DAN 12:11 refer to the MASS.
8. Calvary was the sacrifice unlimited where CHRIST shed HIS blood.
HE offered HIMSELF as the sacrifice unlimited. This had to happen to make up for
unlimited sin against GOD.
9. The support for
the offertory of the Mass, the bread and wine, bought with our money represents
us. Through the consecration, we are all united with CHRIST on the cross. The
bread and wine are united with CHRIST. We bring the bread and wine and go out
with the living CHRIST. Communion is the living CHRIST. *opt (our money is
turned into CHRIST)
10. *HEB 7:,
Melchisedek is a figure of CHRIST.
*HEB 7: thru 10:, is all about the
Priesthood and the Mass. *1PET 2:5-9, 'We Are All Priests',
1546-1547,1591, *REV 1:6,5:9-10, *HEB 7: and 9:.
*NOTE:*TBxxx is THEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS,
*TSxxx is THEOLOGY AND SANITY
*CCCxxx is THE NEW CATECHISM.
STUDY AID: Chart # 7, Faith and Common
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