Four talks on the Catholic understanding of priesthood given by Fr Robbie Low. In this first talk Fr Robbie reviews the the concept of priesthood found in the Old Testament beginning with the earliest accounts in Genesis of the thanksgiving offerings of Abel, Noah, Abraham and Melchisidek. He shows how the law of Moses and the Levitical Priesthood foreshadow the one true sacrifice of Christ and the thanksgiving offering of the Eucharist.
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1533-1547. The Sacrament of Holy Orders, a sacrament at the service of Communion. The concept of priesthood in the Old Covenant, the first-born son as priest, the tribe of Levi set apart for priestly service, the coming of Christ, the first-born Son, our eternal High Priest. The one priesthood of Christ with two participations – the whole Church is priestly with the ministerial priesthood at the service of the common priesthood of the faithful. 84 minutes.