7 – Ablution and consecration of the priest

7. From the Book of LEVITICUS

Fancy letter These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar. Then he is to take off these clothes and put on others, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a place that is ceremonially clean. The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out.

lEv 6, 9-12


7. Ablution and consecration of the priest


God the Father:  Write, My child. The priest is chosen before the ages. I Myself choose and protect his soul. When he will read My voice in his soul and come out to meet Me, I will gift him with additional graces. The sacrament of ordination to the priesthood is already a culmination of My preparation of the priestly soul, so she could be consecrated to Me for an exclusive service. Before I consecrate the priest for Myself, I first prepare and purify him through experiences, with which I must wash his soul so he may be worthy of this honor. If he does not yield to the purification according to My Will, he can have no part with Me. The trials that I send upon the priest are a form of his ablution, which took place in the symbolic form during the introduction to priestly duties of Aaron and his sons. You know, however, that the true purification takes place in the soul, and her purity is the essence of My treatments. The trials and sufferings of the soul destined to the elevation to priestly dignity must come to her, so she may be washed in a mystical way by Me alone. I also give similar trials to souls destined for religious service. These trials are necessary and rarely a soul does not have to pass through them. Or rather, rarely a soul passes through them much earlier, so that during the period of direct preparations she does not have to be tried anymore.

The priestly ordinations themselves already place the Divine seal on the priestly heart, so that by imparting priestly dignity to the soul, she would be confirmed in grace and receive the confirmation from God, that God accepts her for His exclusive service. An exclusive service means that the priest is the property of God; he is devoted to Him just as exclusively as the holy vessels used for the celebration of the sacraments. Even more. This particular consecration encompasses not only the soul but also the body of the priest, his language, activities, rest and work, his thoughts and desires. The priest belongs exclusively to God. Just as using an object consecrated to God for a secular act is a sacrilege, so the priest cannot be used by the world and cannot serve it. He is holy. He is Mine. The one who steals the heart of a priest, steals the Sacrifice from My Altar. Thus, it is a heavier sin than the theft of holy liturgical vessels. Whoever would use the priest for fun, profit or other lay purposes, will profane him more than if he would drink from My cup, for he stretches out his hand for what is Divine and holy. The priest is not an object, but the life of God; so a sacrilege committed against him is a blow directly to God and His highest insult.

The priest himself should protect his heart by concealing it from the world and the temptations of the evil spirit. Just as holy vessels are kept in a safe and dignified place and must not be touched by random persons and persons without a vocation, so a priest should avoid dwelling in places where he could be exposed to danger without a need. The sanctifying grace, prayer and the priestly dress are the first and foremost protections for the priest. Through these means, I protect the priest from the inside and on the outside from the temptations of the evil spirit and the lust of the world. The priest, as My chosen Sacrifice and the Sacrificer called by Me, should never distance himself too far away from the Altar, just as the priest of the Old Testament did not distance himself from the Tent of Meeting. This means that the priests must remain spiritually in My presence, to remember about his calling and not to lose sight of the purpose of his life and its value in the eyes of God. Amen.

Translated from: Orędzia o czci i kulcie Boga, Grzechynia 2018, p. 57-61