Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 5: Bishop Barron on the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a Sacrifice

 

Bishop Barron on the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a Sacrifice

Film Focus: In this video, Bishop Barron discusses the notion of Eucharist as a sacrifice. He includes a detailed explanation of how sacrifice is viewed in the first-century world and then connects that to Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. It is part of a three-part series where Bishop Barron discusses the Eucharist as sacrifice, meal, and Real Presence of Christ.

Text Focus: Pages 148–150

Discussion Questions:

  1. What aspect of the Eucharist was stressed just after the Second Vatican Council? Which aspect was under-stressed?
  2. What is the logic of sacrifice?
  3. How would sacrifice be different in a world without sin?
  4. What does Bishop Barron say that it means to the people of the first century when they hear Jesus called the “Lamb of God”?
  5. What are some examples of sacrificial language used by Christ at the Last Supper?
  6. Why are the priest’s garments significant for understanding the Mass as a sacrifice?

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