Holy Mass – Mystery of the Passion of Christ: one and the same sacrifice

The sacrifice of Golgotha remains the same. The cross of Jesus stands in the same place; in the same place kneels the Most Holy Virgin Mary; in the same way angels fall down on their faces; in the same way holy women cry under the cross; in the same way God the Father opens His arms to embrace the martyred Spirit of His Son. The blood that flows from the Most Sacred Body is the same; the pain of the Savior is the same, His fear is the same and the immeasurable sadness, rejection, and loneliness, which Christ is experiencing, are the same. His Wounds are ripped open in the same way, His suffering occurs in the same way. Everything happens today on the Altar in the same way as then, because today’s Passion of Christ before our eyes is no different from the one that happened centuries ago. It is one and the same Sacrifice. It is us who are taken away from the earthly reality and relocated under the cross.  Jesus comes in the sense that He allows us to discover Him, but it is us who are liberated from our limitations to be able to be there, then, under the cross and comfort our Savior. As believing Christians, we have the right to stand under the cross and collect the precious Blood of Jesus in the vessels of our hearts. The priest, by ascending the steps of the Altar, makes this Sacrifice a reality; he opens the door and pushes away the heavy curtain of time and space, so that we may be there, then, with Him.


Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 15