Dr. Edward Sri
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is an eternal moment - the thin veil that separates time and eternity is pulled back and we are united with the holy angels and saints in the glorious worship of God.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is an encounter - with the Father, with the Son, and with the Holy Spirit - an entrance into a deep union with the Trinitarian Life. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a eucharist - a thanksgiving for all that is, all that was, and all that will be, knowing that everything comes from a providential God who works all things to the good.
This holy celebration has been ours since the time of the apostles and its roots are steeped in biblical truth. Today we will talk about the Introductory Rites of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Word.