Mary co-redeemer ---- Her yes to God gives her a part. She bore the Son of God who redeemed the world.Hence “co”.
pope as a high priest ---- The Apostles were made bishops on the night of the Last Supper,through them and the laying on of hands the current head bishop is high priest on earth.
origins of Christmas----- put it back in Latin it is “The Mass of Christ”, things get lost in translation.
** Lent**—an annual season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter. We follow the footsteps of Jesus,The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the desert, where, according to the Bible, he endured temptation by Satan and He fasted. Lent means “spring”
Good Friday---- It commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.
Easter— In all Romance languages the name of the Easter festival is derived from the Greek name, Pascha which is itself derived from Pesach, the Hebrew festival of Passover.It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after his crucifixion around AD 33.
** I have noticed that these days did not exist until Roman Catholicism**---------that would be because the Protestant denominations did not begin until after 1517ad., the Protestant Reformation, when a Catholic monk,Martin Luther founder of the Luthern Church, opened a porthole for those who “protested” against the Catholic Church which was baptized in the blood of Christ at the foot of the cross in 33ad.
The Priestly Garments
1Moreover, from the blue and purple and scarlet material, they made finely woven garments for ministering in the holy place as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
2He made the ephod of gold, and of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen.
And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME.”
"When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be **perpetual incense **before the LORD throughout your generations.
according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.
Its not just for funerals,it was used tonight at the Holy Thursday Mass.