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Thursday, Advent I: "Trust in the LORD Forever! For the LORD Is an Eternal Rock." MEETING CHRIST IN THE LITURGY - December 3, 2015 ... Paschal catechesis of the Lord is built, and then, that of the Apostles and the Fathers of the Church. This catechesis unveils what lay hidden under the letter of the Old Testament: the mystery of Christ. It is called "typological" because it reveals the newness of Christ on the basis of the "figures" (types) which announce him in the deeds, words, and symbols of the first covenant. By this re-reading in the Spirit of Truth, starting from ...http://mcitl.blogspot.com/2015/12/thursday-advent-i-trust-in-lord-forever.html
Going Through the Magical Door GETTING TO THE POINT - November 5, 2015 ... about the core symbols of the Mass – bread and wine taken to the altar and given to the priest . We have established that 'bread and wine' symbolically encompass the entirety of human life, and that the altar and the priest symbolically mean Christ in the Paschal Mystery, Christ offering Himself to the Father for the world. So we bring all of ourselves and give it to Him in His great act of love and redemption. How do we do that? The ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/11/going-through-magical-door.html
Priest and Altar GETTING TO THE POINT - October 30, 2015 ... of the Mass. Last week we looked at bread and wine; this week let's talk about the priest and the altar. Bread and wine are brought to the priest at the altar, and it is from there that the action of the Eucharist proceeds. Why a priest? What is the point of this character in the funny clothes up there at the front? Why can't anyone of the congregation do it, or the whole congregation together, for that matter? We can always say 'Cuz Jesus told us to do it that way,' and leave it at that ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/10/priest-and-altar.html