Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Heavenly Banquet


Before reading "The Lamb's Supper," I had not been a Scott Hahn fan. However, Dr. Hahn's book provides an incredible key to a deeper appreciation of the Mass and the Book of Revelation:



  • "Of all things Catholic, there is nothing so familiar as the Mass....Yet most Catholics will go a lifetime without seeing beyond the surface of memorized prayers. Few will glimpse the powerful supernatural drama they enter into every Sunday. Pope John Paul II has called the Mass `heaven on earth,' explaining that `the liturgy we celebrate on earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy'" (p. 3).

  • "For most of the early Christians it was a given: the Book of Revelation was incomprehensible apart from the liturgy....As Jewish Christians, we would immediately recognize the Temple in Revelation's description of heaven....Revelation revealed the Temple - but to devout Jews and jewish converts to Christianity, it also revealed much more. For the temple and its trappings pointed to higher realities" (pp. 66 - 69).

This is a fabulous, little book!



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I am an enormously blessed husband and dad. In regard to my Catholic theological background, I have a certificate in social ministry & a master's degree (moral theology concentration), as well as a catechetical diploma from the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Clergy (Nope, I am not now - nor have I have ever been - a seminarian, deacon, or priest.). I feel particularly proud to have a mandatum. I also have a doctorate in Christian counseling psychology.

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