In the video "Encountering Christ in the New Testament," Dr. Scott Hahn mentions much of the following starting around the 40 minute mark over a period of a couple of minutes: Jesus said do this in memory of me not write this in memory of me. The early church didn't sit around waiting for the New Testament to be written. They were out doing. When we listen to the New Testament, we discover that the New Testament was a sacrament long before it became a document according to the document. If you want to be a New Testament Christian, you have to become a Eucharistic Catholic.
Where in the New Testament do you find the Sacrifice of the Mass? The Sacrifice of the Mass is the New Testament. It's the only thing that the New Testament ever calls the New Testament. In Luke 22:19-20, Jesus speaking at the Last Supper says New Testament in some translations and New Covenant ( same thing ) in others, "And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood."
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The Catholic Mass ( What Protestants Often Call Sunday Morning Worship ): Faithful Catholics, especially those who have been in Catholicism all their life, likely do not realize how different and confusing a "Catholic Mass" can be to a non-Catholic. I ( David ) was 50 years old before I attended a regular weekend Mass. Brenda and I followed along as best we could. Honestly, from a Protestant perspective, I found that some the "Mass" to be frustrating ( what to say when and what were people repeating ) and other parts of it to be quite awesome. I hope that some of the information below will help you have a better understanding of "The Mass." Once you truly understand "The Mass," you will find that it is rich in scripture from start to finish. It's not a free for all, drink your coffee in worship service like many Protestant churches. You have to look beyond the coffee. Sorry if that rubs you wrong, I've been there. I'm thankful for the richness of Catholicism.
Vatican II: "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the centuries until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us" (Sacrosanctum Concilium 47).
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