Liturgy

The Mass of the Early Christians

By: Mike Aquilina February 22, 2015 No Comments

Here is revealed 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 Mass’s history from Jesus’ lifetime through the fourth century. The Mass stood at the center of the Church’s life, evident in the Scriptures as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones, and architecture. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions.

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