Living Eucharist

Trinity St BasilThe second reading on Sunday, the 30th in Ordinary Time, is the next in our reading of the Letter to the Hebrews.

The reading again emphasises Jesus’ unity with us. And highlights his being called to his mission by the Father.

Every high priest has been taken out of mankind and is appointed to act for men in their relations with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; and so he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself, but each one is called by God, as Aaron was. Nor did Christ give himself the glory of becoming high priest, but he had it from the one who said to him: You are my son…

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