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Sacrament of Unity – Fulgentius of Ruspe

Fulgentius of Ruspe here treats beautifully of the relationship between the unity and charity of the Church and the sacrament of the Eucharist, the sacrament of unity and charity (agape or caritas) leading to spiritual fellowship and communion (Greek koinonia and Latin communio). [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100'...

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Christ the High Priest – Fulgentius

Fugentius of Ruspe on Christ as the high priest, the priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.  The priesthood of Jesus is a function of the Incarnation and illustrates an important principle on the liturgy as implicitly containing doctrine....

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Feast of St Stephen, Protomartyr – Fulgentius of Ruspe

December 26, The Second Day of Christmas, has been observed as the Feast Day of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr, since at least the fifth century.  Fulgentius of Ruspe, a North African bishop, here notes how fitting it is that the birthday of love should be followed...

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Christ the Perfect Sacrifice – Fugentius

Here St. Fulgentius of Ruspe shows how all the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament were merely signs foreshadowing the ultimate sacrifice, the only sacrifice that could take away all sin and reconcile the human race with God, the self-offering of the Lord Jesus Christ...