St. Braulio of Zaragoza (585-651) – Melchizedek and the Last Supper

As I continue to read through the Saints and Doctors of the Church, I am amazed at the nuggets one will find. In this case, I came across St. Braulio of Zaragoza (585-651), one of the best Christian writers in 7th century Spain after St. Isidore of Seville. His letters were preserved in the Capitular Library of Lรฉon (9th c. Spain). Some of his letters were exchanges with St. Isidore. In one particular letter written to a priest abbot Tajo, includes something particularly noteworthy considering my book on Melchizedek and the Last Supper. If one reads this carefully, you can clearly see that the offering of the bread and wine is equal to the offering of Christ’s body and blood as the victim of the New Covenant sacrifice according to the order of Melchizedek (sometimes spelled Melchisedech):

“Let us turn what is true and firm, to what most assuredly keeps any Christian and good Catholic from doubting or quibbling: namely, that through the sacrament bread and wine ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’… become for us the true Body and Blood of Christ, according to the words of the Lord Himself and Sacred Scriptures composed by the Holy Spirit, which sacrament the Catholic Church ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’…๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’๐’“๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’‰ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’† ๐‘ท๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡, ๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’”๐’–๐’” ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’•, with mystical understanding and an ineffable dearth of speech, because surpassing grace goes beyond everything.”

(๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ; ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ด. ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€. ๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ช. ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐—œ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ (๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น. ๐Ÿฎ): ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ & ๐—™๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ (๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐——.๐—–.: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿต), ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฐ.

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