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What is the Incense censor? It is a symbol of St Mary – a real person - who really carried the Divine fire!
in that sense we're the incense censor too
The altar is holy and commanding of our reverence but it serves a finite and limited use
Haha, I thought it was pretty funny. Good job guys. Anyone so offended by this is taking it way too seriously...and clearly they are blind to the fact that more ludicrous and offensive behavior occurs at our churches every Sunday by women/girls dressed inappropriately, people playing games and texting on their phones, and people joking around during mass. I have even seen one of my peers say "f***" during mass, eat a piece of chocolate, then go take communion because "his mom would be mad at him if he didn't".Favorite parts:"It's Holy Water.......min Rabena"And "I know what you did last Pascha"....that's just gold lol.
He does not personally unified Himself with the throne of the altar, but He will unify Himself eternally with us by sitting as Lord and Master in the throne of our hearts.The earthy altars we consecrate the mysteries on will wear, erode and eventually come to the end of their useful life as will we but it is only granted to us the promise of His resurrection.
There is nothing in my post to illustrate that I confined the time the altar was holy to when the Son is on it, you've just invented this interpretation.
The altar is holy and commanding of our reverence but it serves a finite and limited use, the purpose of the altar isn't for our perpetual devotion, it is for our sanctification – in a sense the altar is a disposable instrument in God’s eyes for our sake, God will destroy the altar in a heartbeat and the Church with it when the end of making us His living altars is achieved. God gets no pleasure from these altars they cannot please Him, God's concern is for us whose primary service as St Paul describes it is the presentation of our bodies to Him as a pure and acceptable sacrifice - this is human worship!
, God will destroy the altar in a heartbeat and the Church with it when the end of making us His living altars is achieved.
when the end of making us His living altars
God gets no pleasure from these altars they cannot please Him
God's concern is for us whose primary service as St Paul describes it is the presentation of our bodies to Him as a pure and acceptable sacrifice - this is human worship!
the altar being holy is a fundamental part in making this happen but it is not enough to say the altar alone is responsible for the integrity of our Eucharist.
The Presence of the second person of the Trinity in relation to the altar is very different to the Eucharist, firstly because the performance of the Mayroon is ascribed to the Holy Spirit not the Son and secondly the Mayroon is for the consecration of the altar where the Bread and Wine truly is the Body and Blood of our Lord. Of course in both instances the altar and our Lord are holy but we mean this in ways that merit distinction and so I was being distinct.
All of the altars we have are symbols for the living altars where God lives - which is us!
Since we are so insistent on defending the altar shouldn't we reverence the most important living ones rather than the one with no will that serves only as a symbol of the ones which will live forever?
The Church is One, and the mystery of Christ is One and there is no sacrifice that is lawful, worthy not to be rejected and pleasing to God, unless it is offered in the One Tabernacle, which is the Church.