Title: MASS OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS, THE (2nd Edition)
In this book Mike Aquilina reveals the Church's most ancient Eucharistic beliefs and practices. Using the words of the early Christians themselves - from many documents and inscriptions - Aquilina traces the history of the Mass from Jesus' lifetime through the fourth century. That the Mass stood at the center of the Church's life is evident in the Scripture, as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones, and architectures. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions. These legacies from the early Church bear witness to the same worship Catholics know today: the altar, the priests, the chalice of wine, the bread, the sign of the Cross, the "Lord have mercy"....the "Holy, holy. holy"... and the Communion. 225 pages.
Media ID: 33081
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult