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From: Luke 9:18-22

Peter’s Confession of Faith


[18] Now it happened that as He (Jesus) was praying alone the disciples were
with Him; and He asked them, “Who do the people say that I am?” [19] And
they answered, “John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, that one
of the old prophets has risen.” [20] And He said to them, “But who do you say
that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

First Prophecy of the Passion


[21] But He charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, [22] saying,
“The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

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Commentary:

20. “Christ” means “anointed” and is a name indicating honor and office. In the
Old Law “priests” were anointed (Exodus 29:7 and 40:13), as were “kings” (1
Samuel 9:16), because God laid down that they should receiving anointing in
view of their position; there was also a custom to anoint “prophets” (1 Samuel
16:13) because they were interpreters and intermediaries of God. “When Jesus
Christ our Savior came into the world, He assumed the position and obligations
of the three offices of priest, king and prophet and was therefore called Christ”
(”St. Pius V Catechism”, I, 3, 7).

22. Jesus prophesied His passion and death in order to help His disciples believe
in him. It also showed that He was freely accepting these sufferings He would un-
dergo. “Christ did not seek to be glorified: He chose to come without glory in or-
der to undergo suffering; and you, who have been born without glory, do you wish
to be glorified? The route you must take is the one Christ took. This means re-
cognizing Him and it means imitating Him both in His ignominy and in His good
repute; thus you will glory in the Cross, which was His path to glory. That was
what Paul did, and therefore he glorified in saying, ‘Far be it from me to glory ex-
cept in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Galatians 6:14)” (St. Ambrose, “Ex-
positio Evangelii Sec. Lucam, in loc.”).

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Source: “The Navarre Bible: Text and Commentaries”. Biblical text from the
Revised Standard Version and New Vulgate. Commentaries by members of
the Faculty of Theology, University of Navarre, Spain.

Published by Four Courts Press, Kill Lane, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland, and
by Scepter Publishers in the United States.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 9:50:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Scripture readings taken from the Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd

Readings at Mass


First reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 ©
There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:
A time for giving birth,
  a time for dying;
  a time for planting,
  a time for uprooting what has been planted.
A time for killing,
  a time for healing;
  a time for knocking down,
  a time for building.
A time for tears,
  a time for laughter;
  a time for mourning,
  a time for dancing.
A time for throwing stones away,
  a time for gathering them up;
  a time for embracing,
  a time to refrain from embracing.
A time for searching,
  a time for losing;
  a time for keeping,
  a time for throwing away.
A time for tearing,
  a time for sewing;
  a time for keeping silent,
  a time for speaking.
A time for loving,
  a time for hating;
  a time for war,
  a time for peace.
What does a man gain for the efforts that he makes? I contemplate the task that God gives mankind to labour at. All that he does is apt for its time; but though he has permitted man to consider time in its wholeness, man cannot comprehend the work of God from beginning to end.

Psalm Psalm 143:1-4 ©
Blessed be the Lord, my rock.
Blessed be the Lord, my rock.
He is my love, my fortress;
  he is my stronghold, my saviour
my shield, my place of refuge.
Blessed be the Lord, my rock.
Lord, what is man that you care for him,
  mortal man, that you keep him in mind;
man, who is merely a breath
  whose life fades like a passing shadow?
Blessed be the Lord, my rock.

Gospel Acclamation cf.Ep1:17,18
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Alleluia!
Or Mk10:45
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Alleluia!

Gospel Luke 9:18-22 ©
One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up. ‘The Christ of God’ he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.
  ‘The Son of Man’ he said ‘is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.’

5 posted on 09/27/2012 9:54:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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