Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Lamb's Supper (and audio interview)

If I have not recommended this book before then shame on me! The Lamb's Supper is an amazing book by Scott Hahn. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Scott Hahn (about the Early Church Fathers)

Q: In The Lamb’s Supper, you described your first encounter with the Holy Eucharist. Could you tell us the experience and what the Early Christians got to do with it?

A: I had been studying the writings of the Fathers, and there I’d found countless references to “the liturgy,” “the Eucharist,” “the sacrifice.” For those first Christians, the Bible — the book I loved above all — was incomprehensible apart from the event that today’s Catholics called “the Mass.” Well, I’d had no experience of liturgy. So I persuaded myself to go and see, as a sort of academic exercise.
As the Mass moved on, I began to notice how biblical it was. One line was from Isaiah, another from the Psalms, another from Paul. The experience was overwhelming. Then I saw the priest raise the host, and I felt a prayer surge from my heart in a whisper: “My Lord and my God. That’s really You!”

A wonderful additional resource:
Audio clips of another interview -- Mike Aquilina interviews Scott Hahn.
If you don't know much about the Mass, or feel like you "just don't get anything out of it," you should definitely read The Lamb's Supper and listen to these. And, let me add that if you already LOVE the Mass -- I humbly offer the same advice!  :-)
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SOURCES:
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
and
Sonitus Sanctus
Sonitus Sanctus is dedicated to offering free orthodox Catholic audio.
"Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ." Rom 10:17 (DRV)

1 comment:

GrandmaK said...

This is one of the most beautiful and well written books on the Eucharist, in my opinion! I have read it more than once! All of his books are well worth the read!!!!! Cathy

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