From Melchizedek to Adam

Replica of the Temple menorah, made by the Temple Institute, Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem.

The Lord has sworn and will not waver:
“You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek.”

Psalm 110:4

The dreamlike quality of the mysterious Melchizedek defies logical analysis and reasoning.… Read the rest

Melchizedek’s Feast

Lord Jesus Christ, who are you?

A Son forever, a priest forever
In the order of Melchizedek.

Who are you, Melchizedek?

King of righteousness
King of peace
Priest of God Most High

I offered a feast of bread and wine,
Blessing Abram as a favor and sign.… Read the rest

Who is the “Son of David”?

The Psalms scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

9th Week in Ordinary Time, Friday

Mark 12:35-37

Jesus’ discourse in the temple is unintelligible unless we put on the mindset of the people who were listening. Psalm 110:1, a Messianic prophecy, was very familiar to the crowd in which David said, 

The Lord says to my lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
while I make your enemies your footstool.”

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