High Priest

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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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Jesus’ Sacrifice, Our Redemption -John Fisher

Jesus sacrifice of himself for our sake on the cross has brought redemption to the whole world, says St. John Fisher, the fifteenth century English bishop whose own self-sacrifice would recall that of his master....

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We Pray to Him and Through Him – Augustine

This brief reading from St. Augustine succinctly expresses the implications of the full divinity and the full humanity of Christ for the proper interpretation of the Scriptures, particularly the passion narratives which become the focus of the Church's meditation in the closing days of Lent....