The Sacred Priesthood 4 – The Ministerial and Apostolic Priesthood by Fr Robbie Low

FY6 Artwork for podcast finalTo quote from Fr Robbie’s introduction, this talk examines ‘the origins and purpose of the apostolic and ministerial priesthood in order to show how this final and vital part of the puzzle fits into place and what an extraordinary part it has in the mystery of salvation.’ With specific reference to the high priestly prayer of Jesus in John Chapter 17 he shows how Christ’s prayer for the apostles is reflected in the life of apostolic priests today. The Catechism states that the ministerial priesthood is ‘at the service of the common priesthood. It is directed at the unfolding of the baptismal grace of all Christians’ (1547). Speaking with controlled passion, Fr Robbie expresses the Church’s faith in this sacramental mystery of Holy Orders.

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The Sacred Priesthood 2 – Christ the Great High Priest by Fr Robbie Low

FY6 Artwork for podcast finalWith particular reference to Exodus Chapter 24, Fr Robbie Low shows how Christ fulfils what is prefigured in the Old Testament and replaces the sacrifices of animals which have to be offered again and again in atonement for man’s sins, with the one perfect, never to be repeated, sacrifice of himself at Calvary, perpetuated in the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 24 The priesthood of the Old Covenant (1533-1547) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21533-1547. 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.

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