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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Communion in the Middle Ages

5. The term “Sacrament” in Latin is translated out of the Greek word Mysterion In the latin, the term means a promise (of Christ), it is a legal Roman term, helping solidify the idea that the Sacraments were a form of promise, just as Augustine defined Sacraments. However, mysterion, which the East retains, creates a …

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Who Was Melchizedek?

How many times have you heard “Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek”? I’ve heard it more times than I can count, I heard it in RCIA, I’ve heard it in Scripture readings at Mass, I’ve read about Melchizedek in in Scripture commentaries and read references to him in books. My take …

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