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I believe that JESUS instituted the New Covenant in HIS Blood while celebrating and completing the Old Covenant Passover, bringing the Old to completion in HIS Passion and Death and Resurrection . . . HE Being the Paschal Lamb of Sacrifice and the High Priest HIMSELF, establishing the New Covenant in the Eucharistic Celebration, in Bread and Wine . . . which Becomes HIS Body and Blood . . . establishing this in an . . . un-bloody . . . and in a Sacramental manner of doing . . . which Catholics refer to as the Mass . . . JESUS establishing this on the night before HE Suffered.
Quote from Douay:
"26 And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is my body.
27 And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this.
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.
29 And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.
30 And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount Olivet."
Commentary from the Douay:
26 "This is my body"... He does not say, This is the figure of my body, but This is my body. (2 Council of Nice, Act. 6.) Neither does he say in this, or with this is my body; but absolutely, This is my body: which plainly implies transubstantiation.
27 "Drink ye all of this"... This was spoken to the twelve apostles; who were the all then present; and they all drank of it, says St. Mark 14. 23. But it no ways follows from these words spoken to the apostles, that all the faithful are here commanded to drink of the chalice; any more than that all the faithful are commanded to consecrate, offer and administer this sacrament; because Christ upon this same occasion, and at the same time, bid the apostles do so; in these words, St. Luke 22. 19, Do this for a commemoration of me.
28 "Blood of the new testament"... As the old testament was dedicated with the blood of victims, by Moses, in these words: This is the blood of the testament, etc., Heb. 9. 20; so here is the dedication and institution of the new testament, in the blood of Christ, here mystically shed by these words: This is the blood of the new testament, etc.
29 "Fruit of the vine"... These words, by the account of St. Luke 26: 22. 18, were not spoken of the sacramental cup, but of the wine that was drunk with the paschal lamb. Though the sacramental cup might also be called the fruit of the vine, because it was consecrated from wine, and retains the likeness, and all the accidents or qualities of wine."
. . . back to my comments:
When were these New Traditions established and what is the manner of accomplishing this in each of our churches?
I sense that some here consider this to be a once a year event . . . and that is the way and manner in which they have come to believe this should be done . . . and in that regard . . . the Pasch and Easter does only come the one time a year . . .
With Catholics, the Celebration of the Mass being a Daily Event . . . the LORD giving us Daily HIS 'Daily Bread' . . . but we Celebrating the feast of Easter only the one time a year.
After the Resurrection, the 'Breaking of the Bread' mentioned in Scripture often was Celebrated collectively as a group on the first day of the week in a gathering together of all the Faithful in any particular place or region, as near as I can tell from Sacred Scripture.
These are at least some of my thoughts as to the events which occurred at or surrounding the Passover of the Lamb of GOD WHO is JESUS CHRIST . . . and the results there-of for the Community of Believers henceforth.
GOD Bless us all.