Thursday, September 08, 2016

PM: Ofertory Thursdays--24th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

There are two options; the first is for Cycles A and B.
Moses consecrated an altar to the Lord, and presented thereupon burnt offerings and sacrificial victims; he made an evening sacrifice as a fragrant offering to the Lord, in the presence of the sons of Israel.
Cf. Exodus 24:4, 5
The Liturgy of the Eucharist is foreshadowed here. Moses, like Melchizedek before him, takes his place as a priest forever, an archetype of the Great High Priest to come.  
Moses prayed to the Lord his God, and said; Moses addressed this prayer to the Lord his God, and declared: "Why, O Lord, is your anger enkindled against your people? Let the wrath your mind has conceived cease. Remember Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, to whom you swore to give a land flowing with milk and honey." And the Lord was dissuaded from accomplishing the evil he had threatened to inflict upon his people.
Exodus 32:11, 15, 13, 14
Moses asks God to remember the covenant he made with Israel. Do we, as the People of God, keep our end of the New Covenant?

(NB:  These are the same options as found in the 18th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time.)

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