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Why does only the priest do the washing? The priest celebrates Mass In persona Christi (in the person of Christ). As Pope Pius XII explains, The priest is the same, Jesus Christ, whose sacred Person His minister represents. Given this liturgical principle and reality, it is appropriate that Christ's action (washing of feet) is performed by the priest ...


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I posted this question. Now I think it is probably unanswerable. Preterism is not a sect (a group with a name aka denomination) but rather those who hold to the general idea that the prophecies of scripture are about the first century rather than the current century. Some hold that only some were fulfilled and they are called Partial Preterists while full ...


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No, it is not obsolete because Christ instituted it as a memorial of His sacrifice. "18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise ...


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Does the Catholic Church have an official definition of Easter/Paschal Season? The Catholic Encyclopedia explains it quite easily as follows: The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost are called by the older liturgists "Quinquagesima paschalis" or "Quin. laetitiae". - Paschal Tide Even Wikipedia agrees with this! Eastertide is the period of 50 ...


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