By Father Tomislav Vlašić
14 April 2022
Dearest Brothers and Sisters; I am pleased that we are taking part in the same Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper.
I want to introduce you to this day. The Chrism Mass has been celebrated in the morning Mass. It has two meanings: on the one hand, the importance of consecrating the holy oil, the chrism for anointing; on the other hand, our own anointing with holiness because, on this day, all priests renew their promises to the Lord; but all those who take part in the Mass also renew their baptismal promises. The anointing comes down when there is a sincere participation in baptism, in holiness; otherwise, the Holy Spirit cannot confirm our words of renewing our promises.
Let us begin here to enter into this celebration of the Eucharist, the Lord’s Last Supper. This celebration is not a remembrance but a Memorial of what Jesus performed with the Apostles. It is a living Memorial in the present time when Jesus Christ is among us, in the Holy Spirit, in His intermediate coming. It is participation in that grace, not just a remembrance of a message, but something that comes into our consciousness from the cosmic and microcosmic dimension.1 Continue reading