FROM PROMISE TO FULFILLMENT
The purpose of the Stations of the Eucharist is to help the faithful deepen both their understanding and appreciation of the Source and Summit of our faith: The Most Holy Eucharist, especially during 2005, THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST, and, for all ages. Through the whole of salvation history, God, our Father has prepared His people for the Gift of His Beloved Son, and also for the Gift of His Real Presence in the Most Holy Eucharist. Throughout the Old Testament, the Eucharist was prefigured. And in the New Testament, these shadows give way to Reality.
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Lord, open my mind and heart to the treasures of Your Truth as revealed in the Doctrine of the Real Presence. Grant that my eyes may see through faith’s vision, the wonders of Your Love in the Most Holy Eucharist. As I meditate on the mystery of Your Hidden Presence, I entreat You to increase my faith, enkindle my hope, and deepen my love for You, my Eucharistic King. Amen.
At each Station of the Eucharist, pray: “O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine.All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.”
1. MELCHIZEDEK, THE KlNG OF SALEM:
FORESHADOWING OF A EUCHARISTIC PRIESTHOOD
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine.
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.
“The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind,
‘You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.’
Jesus, King of Peace, Your priesthood was foreshadowed by the priesthood of Melchizedek. Like him, You made an offering of bread and wine, but the bread and wine You offered to the Father was transubstantiated into Your own Flesh and Blood. You, Yourself, were both the Priest and the Victim. Plant within our hearts a deep respect and love for all priests. Following Abraham’s example when he sought the blessing of Melchizedek, grant us the humility ever to seek the blessing of Your ordained ministers, for it is from their hands that we are fed with the Food of Everlasting Life.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us!