Then listen to Him saying Take ye, and eat ye all of this; for this is my body.
Again, before the words of consecration, it is a chalice filled with wine and water. Note how Saint Augustine ties in the “clean oblation” of Malachias to the “order of Melchisedech,” admirably illustrating the Catholic doctrine of the Mass from the Old Testament.
For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts. Open your eyes at last, then, any time, and see, from the rising of the sun to its setting, the Sacrifice of Christians is offered, not in one place only, as was established with you Jews, but everywhere; and not to just any god at all, but to Him who foretold it, the God of Israel.
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This manna was “bread from heaven,” as it is called in the Old Testament (Ex. Jesus Christ applied this same phrase to Himself in His Eucharistic discourse: “Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you; Moses gave you not bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world. When the consecration has been added, from being bread it becomes the Body of Christ. Then, he repeatedly refers to the consecrated species as the Body and Blood of Christ, as here: Before it is consecrated it is bread.
Further down, I will speak of one Old Testament prophecy of the Holy Mass, after first considering some types of the Mass.
The Paschal lamb was that sacrificial victim offered up on the eve of Israel’s delivery from the bondage of Egypt. In an amazing sermon, Saint Ambrose gives us the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharistic Sacrifice in terms of Melchisedech and his offering: Melchisedech was also a priest, as Christ is a priest; to Whom it was said: Thou art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedech (Ps. These sacraments have come down from heaven; from whence all counsel comes. For all the other words which are said previous to this are said by the priest: the praises that are offered to God, the prayer that is offered for the congregation, for rulers, and for others.
The blood of this spotless victim was put on the doorposts of the Israelites — in cruciform fashion, some commentators say, foreshadowing the Holy Cross — in order to make the Angel of Death “pass over” the houses of God’s people. It was a truly great and divine miracle that God should rain manna from heaven on His people; and that the people should eat though they did not work. But when the moment comes to consecrate the venerable sacrament, the priest will no longer use his own words, but will use the words of Christ.
A type is any thing in the Old Testament — any person, event, institution, or object — which foreshadows some New Testament reality.
The corresponding New Testament reality is called an “antitype.” In his sublime Eucharistic sequence, the Lauda Sion, Saint Thomas Aquinas refers to such types when he writes that the Eucharist was: Shown in Isaac’s dedication, in the Manna’s preparation, in the Paschal immolation, in old types pre-signified.