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terça-feira, 25 de agosto de 2015

THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS

ELEVATION OF THE HOST

In his eminent work, THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, which is dedicated to the Most Sacred and Adorable Heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament , Fr. Michael Müller, C.SS.R, speaks of sacrifice repeatedly: The Sacrifice before the coming of Christ; the sacrifice of the New Law; the Mass as a Sacrifice of adoration and infinite praise, a Sacrifice of propitiation, a Sacrifice of thanksgiving, and a Sacrifice of impretration [petition by prayer], devoting an entire chapter to each. He also has chapters dedicated to the renewal of Christ's Passion, an extension of the Sacrifice, and a special chapter on the Mass as the Hope of the dying---the value of the Mass, its dignity and sanctity, and why Catholics must be reverent at Holy Mass.  Reverence does not include snapping gum throughout Mass and taking Communion with a wad still in one's mouth, among other undignified comportment. read...