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The Mass of the Early Christians, 2nd Edition
     

The Mass of the Early Christians, 2nd Edition

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by Mike Aquilina
 

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What did the first Christians believe about the Eucharist?

How did they follow Jesus' command, "Do this in remembrance of me"?

How did they celebrate the Lord's Day?

What would they recognize in today's Mass?

The answers may surprise you.

In The Mass of the Early Christians, respected author, scholar, and television host

Overview

What did the first Christians believe about the Eucharist?

How did they follow Jesus' command, "Do this in remembrance of me"?

How did they celebrate the Lord's Day?

What would they recognize in today's Mass?

The answers may surprise you.

In The Mass of the Early Christians, respected author, scholar, and television host Mike Aquilina reveals the Church's most ancient Eucharistic beliefs and practices. Using the words of the early Christians themselves -- from many documents and inscriptions -- Aquilina traces the history of the Mass from Jesus' lifetime through the fourth century. That the Mass stood at the center of the Church's life is evident in the Scriptures, as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones, and architecture. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions.

These legacies from the early Church bear witness to the same worship Catholics know today: the altar, the priest, the chalice of wine, the bread, the Sign of the Cross ... the "Lord, have mercy" ... the "Holy, holy, holy" ... and the Communion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592767694
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
555,256
File size:
761 KB

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The Mass of the Early Christians 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BookToad67 More than 1 year ago
Great book on history of the Catholic Mass. Very informative on the differences between the way the Catholic Mass was celebrated by the first Christians and the way the Mass is celebrated today.
Keysmo More than 1 year ago
Well written documentary of the history of the Mass. Shows that today's Eucharist is much the same as the early Christians celebrated it. It should help our non-Catholic brothers understand why we celebrate the Tradition.