The sacrifice of the Mass, the wedding supper of the Lamb our todah=Hebrew, thank offering, Eucharist in Latin, makes present to us the once for all sacrifice of Christ on the cross.
It is finished does not mean the sacrifice is complete. [1Cor15:17 And **if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.] For the victim, it is finished. The victim is dead and the blood of the victim has been shed. But the atonement has not been made. The atoning blood had to be taken by the OT High Priest into the Holy of Holies, sprinkled on the mercy seat, and the pascal lamb eaten. Christ the sacrificial victim, was resurrected and ascended into heaven as our High Priest. He is both victim and priest. Entering into the Holy of Holies made without hands with the blood of sprinkling. Appearing as a lamb slain bringing to rememberance his sacrifice of the cross before the Father making that once for all sacrifice present to us at mass where we eat the pascal lamb.
[Hb9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; **but into heaven itself, now **to appear in the presence of God For Us:] As our one mediator, interceding and making propitiation for our sins.
[Ex 25:30 and thou hast put on the table bread of the presence Before Me continually..]
In the Old Testament the bread of the Presence was placed on a table before the Presence of God in the Holy of Holies. The Temple bread of the Presence is a type and foreshadowing of Christ and his real Presence, as the bread of life, the Lamb of God, who will stand in the midst of the throne as a lamb slain,our mediator, bringing to remembrance the sacrifice of the cross, before the Father.
[Rv 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, **in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.]
Our slain sacrificed Passover Lamb the Bread of Life with his atoning blood ever living and present in the true Holy of Holies in the midst of the throne before God the Father mediating, [1Jn2:1 **my little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.].
Christ is our propitiation for sin, before and after baptism, bringing to remembrance and making present his once for all sacrifice of great mercy. Our pure offering, Jesus Christ, our living High Priest making intercession for us through that same once for all sacrifice of the cross. There is no re-sacrifice it is the same once done made present, to us, a living memorial sacrifice.
[Malachi 1:11 For **from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.]
That pure offering=sacrifice, this IS my body, this IS my blood, our Thank Offering, Eucharist in Latin. Animal sacrifces had to be clean, only Christ our sacrifice is that pure offering from the rising to the setting of the sun in every place.]
[Rv6 And **I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.]
[Hb 7: 17 For he testifieth, **Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.]
[Hb 7:24 But **this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.]
[Hb8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: **We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of Necessity that this Man have somewhat also To Offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also **he is the mediator of a better covenant **, which was established upon better promises.]
[Hb9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; **but into heaven itself, now To Appear in the presence of God For Us:] COMTINUED