The MASS 4: The History of the Mass

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The Mass 4

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Jewish worship was essentially made up of 3 parts: Devotional (prayers and praise) Didactic (scripture) and Ritualistic (animal sacrifice to atone for sin).

The early Christians would have still observed many of their Jewish traditions, but made one significant alteration or addition to their manner of worship. Jesus had instructed His disciples to remember Him during the Last Supper: “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In this way, the old Jewish tradition of animal sacrifices gave way to the new once and for all Christian sacrifice: The one perfect sacrifice of the Jesus Christ the Lamb on…

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