The Euchristic Sacrfice


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I was hoping someone could explain this to me (in more than a passing way but, still in understandable terms you know) what exacly the Eucharistic Sacrifice? How is it a sacrafice? What type of Sacrifice is it? What effects (affects?) does this sacrifce have? I think it has something to do with Christs suffering on the cross but, what exactly I am not sure. Could someone explain the whole thing to me? Thanks and God bless.


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Bob Stanley has a pretty good article on it. Check it out.

God Bless!

Notworthy


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[quote=NotWorthy]Bob Stanley has a pretty good article on it. Check it out.

God Bless!

Notworthy
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Great site! Good call, NW!


#4

The Eucharistic Sacrifice is the sacrifice of the Cross offered by Christ to the Father for our sins.
It is the same once for all sacrifice of the cross extended and made present throughout history whenever and wherever the Mass is celebrated.


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[quote=JimG]The Eucharistic Sacrifice is the sacrifice of the Cross offered by Christ to the Father for our sins.
It is the same once for all sacrifice of the cross extended and made present throughout history whenever and wherever the Mass is celebrated.
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Very well said JimG,
May I add; like a (25 cent piece) seen from above is “Heads” , seen from below is “tails” yet is ONE quarter.

If we could compare THE EXODUS which God ACCOMPLISHED for the Israelites …from Egypt to Canaan,
with THE EXODUS which Jesus ACCOMPLISHED with His LIFE at the Last Supper and at The Cross…
(see His transfiguration ; Lk. 9: 31 )

The EXODUS Jesus set in place is immeasurably larger then what he did in the journey through the Red Sea.

This EXODUS is in His Eucharistic flesh and blood.

AKA; The New Living Path described in Heb. 10: 19-29
The Altar, The Liturgy, The Church and all that is required PREPARATION for our JOURNEY THROUGH THIS EXODUS.

I pray to God everyone can see it and walk in it !

God Bless,

gusano


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Doctrine Concerning The Sacrifice Of The Mass from the Council of Trent
[left]That the ancient, complete and in every way perfect faith and teaching regarding the great mystery of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church may be retained, and with the removal of errors and heresies may be preserved in its purity, the holy, ecumenical and general Council of Trent, lawfully assembled in the Holy Ghost, the same legates of the Apostolic See presiding, instructed by the light of the Holy Ghost, teaches, declares and orders to be preached to the faithful the following concerning it, since it is the true and only sacrifice. [/left]


THE INSTITUTION OF THE MOST HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS

Since under the former Testament, according to the testimony of the Apostle Paul, there was no perfection because of the weakness of the Levitical priesthood, there was need, God the Father of mercies so ordaining, that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech, our Lord Jesus Christ, who might perfect and lead to perfection as many as were to be sanctified. He, therefore, our God and Lord, though He was by His death about to offer Himself once upon the altar of the cross to God the Father that He might there accomplish an eternal redemption, nevertheless, that His priesthood might not come to an end with His death, at the last supper, on the night He was betrayed, that He might leave to His beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice, such as the nature of man requires, whereby that bloody sacrifice once to be accomplished on the cross might be represented, the memory thereof remain even to the end of the world, and its salutary effects applied to the remission of those sins which we daily commit, declaring Himself constituted a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech, offered up to God the Father His own body and blood under the form of bread and wine, and under the forms of those same things gave to the Apostles, whom He then made priests of the New Testament, that they might partake, commanding them and their successors in the priesthood by these words to do likewise: Do this in commemoration of me, as the Catholic Church has always understood and taught. For having celebrated the ancient Passover which the multitude of the children of Israel sacrificed in memory of their departure from Egypt, He instituted a new Passover, namely, Himself, to be immolated under visible signs by the Church through the priests in memory of His own passage from this world to the Father, when by the shedding of His blood He redeemed and delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into his kingdom. And this is indeed that clean oblation which cannot be defiled by any unworthiness or malice on the part of those who offer it; which the Lord foretold by Malachias was to be great among the Gentiles, and which the Apostle Paul has clearly indicated when he says, that they who are defiled by partaking of the table of devils cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, understanding by table in each case the altar. It is, finally, that [sacrifice] which was prefigured by various types of sacrifices during the period of nature and of the law, which, namely, comprises all the good things signified by them, as being the consummation and perfection of them all.

THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS IS PROPITIATORY BOTH FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

And inasmuch as in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the mass is contained and immolated in an unbloody manner the same Christ who once offered Himself in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross, the holy council teaches that this is truly propitiatory and has this effect, that if we, contrite and penitent, with sincere heart and upright faith, with fear and reverence, draw nigh to God, For, appeased by this sacrifice, the Lord grants the grace and gift of penitence and pardons even the gravest crimes and sins. For the victim is one and the same, the same now offering by the ministry of priests who then offered Himself on the cross, the manner alone of offering being different. The fruits of that bloody sacrifice, it is well understood, are received most abundantly through this unbloody one, so far is the latter from derogating in any way from the former. Wherefore, according to the tradition of the Apostles, it is rightly offered not only for the sins, punishments, satisfactions and other necessities of the faithful who are living, but also for those departed in Christ but not yet fully purified.

Taken from the Council of Trent Session XXII - The sixth under the Supreme Pontiff, Pius IV, celebrated on the seventeenth day of September, 1562


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[quote=Montie Claunch]I was hoping someone could explain this to me (in more than a passing way but, still in understandable terms you know) what exacly the Eucharistic Sacrifice? How is it a sacrafice? What type of Sacrifice is it? What effects (affects?) does this sacrifce have? I think it has something to do with Christs suffering on the cross but, what exactly I am not sure. Could someone explain the whole thing to me? Thanks and God bless.
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It must be remembered that sacrifices involve an offering of some kind but not all sacrifices involve the killing or destruction of that which is offer.

With the intention of making an offering to God, simply placing something, whether it be alive or dead, on an altar dedicated to God constitutes a sacrifice. So, when the priest transubstantiates bread and wine into Jesus “Christ enthroned gloriously in heaven” (Pope Paul IV, Credo) and places Him on the altar, this constitutes the Eucharistic sacrifice.

This Eucharistic sacrifice is accompanied by the following or a similar prayer said by the priest:Father, calling to mind the death your Son endured for our salvation, his glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, and ready to greet him when he comes again, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice. Look with favor on your Church’s offering, and see the Victim whose death has reconciled us to yourself.

Later, by eating the Eucharistic sacrifice (the risen Jesus under the appearance of bread and wine placed on the altar as an offering to God), we appropriate to ourselves at that moment in time the benefits won for us by Jesus’ once-for-all bloody sacrifice at Calvary two thousand years ago, the foremost of which is the forgiveness of our sins. The fact that the sacrifice is actually Jesus Himself has the additional benefit that, while the appearance of bread and wine remain, He abides in us in a real and substantial manner.


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[quote=Todd Easton]It must be remembered that sacrifices involve an offering of some kind but not all sacrifices involve the killing or destruction of that which is offer.

With the intention of making an offering to God, simply placing something, whether it be alive or dead, on an altar dedicated to God constitutes a sacrifice. So, when the priest transubstantiates bread and wine into Jesus “Christ enthroned gloriously in heaven” (Pope Paul IV, Credo) and places Him on the altar, this constitutes the Eucharistic sacrifice.

This Eucharistic sacrifice is accompanied by the following or a similar prayer said by the priest:Father, calling to mind the death your Son endured for our salvation, his glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, and ready to greet him when he comes again, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice. Look with favor on your Church’s offering, and see the Victim whose death has reconciled us to yourself.

Later, by eating the Eucharistic sacrifice (the risen Jesus under the appearance of bread and wine placed on the altar as an offering to God), we appropriate to ourselves at that moment in time the benefits won for us by Jesus’ once-for-all bloody sacrifice at Calvary two thousand years ago, the foremost of which is the forgiveness of our sins. The fact that the sacrifice is actually Jesus Himself has the additional benefit that, while the appearance of bread and wine remain, He abides in us in a real and substantial manner.
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I Hope we don’t forget that the Word of God says to us;

“And now , brothers, I beg you through the mercy of God to OFFER your bodies as a LIVING SACRIFICE holy and acceptable to God, your spiritual worship.” Rom. 12: 1

and that we are invited at every Mass to
"Lift up your Hearts."… and we say; “We Lift them up to the Lord !”

If we are paying attention when this comes up at the Altar, and if we intend to OFFER OUR BODY to God
Through Christ’s OFFER, …that becomes like Hitch-Hiking a RIDE directly to the Throne of God !.
…and at the same time , our OFFER to be crucified with Him as we go on LIVING.

The Splendor of this Event always overwhelms me
and brings me to tears
rivers of tears

:slight_smile:

gusano


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