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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

57- Priesthood and serving the altar

 

St-Takla.org Image: Arabic Holy Bible, with golden paper edges - click for the Arabic Bible Search صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة العربية، مع حواف ورق ذهبية- اضغط للدخول لصفحة البحث في الإنجيل

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الكتاب المقدس باللغة العربية، مع حواف ورق ذهبية- اضغط للدخول لصفحة البحث في الإنجيل

Objection against the Christian altar

A priest is a person who is serves the Christians altar, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. It follows then that whoever denies priesthood denies the Christian altar as well.

They say that the altar is an Old Testament thing, and that there is no New Testament altar. Hence they would not accept the liturgical prayers for the consecration of the sacrifice. And in turn they would not approve of incense, service utensils, service robes or any thing pertaining to the holy sacrifice.

Our responses will be Scriptural and we are set to prove the following

(1) There is a New Testament Altar.

(2) This altar did not end by the ending of the Old Testament. (3) The altar continues.

(4) There is a holy sacrifice

(5) The holy sacrifice is not just a mere symbol or a commemoration.


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