Anniversary of the institution of the priesthood

Excerpt from an article by Fr. Kyle Schnippel:

“In the midst of this chaos, a detail is easy to miss: Holy Thursday is the anniversary of our priesthood.  Even though we were each ordained on different dates, we all share in the one eternal priesthood of Christ, who ‘ordained,’ as it were, the Twelve as the first priests of the New Covenant as He simultaneously established the Eucharist.  These two Sacraments, the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders, are intricately bound together in the mind of the Savior and are primary instruments in the plan of salvation He has laid out before us.”

The rest of the article can be seen here:  http://catholicexchange.com/2010/03/27/128543/

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: