Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Do This In Remebrance Of Me"

On Holy Thursday during the Last Supper Jesus gave us three things....

*The new commandment...
And so I am giving a new commandment to you each other just as much as I love you.
Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciple's.
John 13:34-35
Don't just find favor in those that you like.  We're to find good in everyone. 

*He gave us the first mass and established the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist...
This is my body...which is for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.  This chalice is the new covenant in my blood.  Do often as you drink remembrance of me.
1 Cor 11:23-25
 There is nothing greater on the face of the earth then the Holy Sacrifice in the mass. 
I suppose there is nothing greater in heaven then the Holy Sacrifice because it is God
 ~Father Pablo Straub

*He instituted the Sacrament of the priesthood...
When Jesus commanded the Apostles...
Do this in remembrance of me.
1 Cor 11:24
Before Jesus went to heaven the remembrance he gave to us was himself in the Holy Eucharist.
The Church fulfills Jesus' command...
Do this in remembrance of me.
1 Cor  11:24

These gifts Christ left us through the Sacraments are truly awesome.   Through the Sacraments we are given the opportunity to experience the presence of God!

On Holy Thursday, the priests of each diocese gather with their bishop to consecrate holy oils, which are used throughout the year for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick. This ancient practice, which goes back to the fifth century, is known as the Chrism Mass ("chrism" is a mixture of oil and balsam used for the holy oils) and stresses the role of the bishop as a successor to the apostles.


Annie said...

Peace be with you.

Doreen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for this post, I have just returned from the 3 pm Adoration of the Cross celebration and am glad I logged on to your site : )
Best Wishes for a Blessed Easter!