This series of beautiful insights leads us to the delightful discovery of the mystery of Christ’s priesthood. As the title says, the priesthood of Christ is Supreme because He Himself is the Supreme God become incarnate, a greater union between God and man could not be possible. His is an eternal priesthood because it lasts forever, without limits of time and place. The priesthood of the Son of God could have only been like this, and it can be understood in all its richness when we live out the four priestly attitudes He lived.

Priesthood, reparation and worship are inseparable.

         Since priesthood is the union of God with man, Christ, Who is in Himself that Union, contains the plenitude of priesthood. (25-10-74)

        Jesus is, in terms of His own intrinsic property, the High and Eternal Priest, because He is in Himself God and man, with the infinite possibility God is Himself and has Himself, and with the utmost possibility that man is and can be. (25-10-74)

How marvellous that, even though all men should say “no” to God, He made for Himself His Man, and This one was so rich that His “yes” infinitely exceeded the “no” of all humanity!
(19-1-67)

In the instant of the Incarnation, the soul of Christ, by the greatness of its perfection, was able to live, contain and embrace in the delightful or painful experience of His being, all His priestly posture of reception of the Infinite and of response, in return, to the Infinite Himself; being the receiver of God’s self-gift for all men and being the embracer of all of them in Himself, thus being the response of all creation to the infinite Holiness. (15-9-74)

The plenitude of the Priesthood of the Man-God, makes Him be the perfect Adoration, the Response that, as gory victim-offering, adequately satisfies God’s offended holiness, and the outpouring of infinite mercy; the Anointment and the Anointed; the Divinity and the Humanity; the infinite Holiness and the Embracer of the sins of all men. (25-10-74)

Il primo atteggiamento sacerdotale di Cristo si manifestò principalmente ricevendo Dio nell’Incarnazione; il secondo, rispondendogli nella sua vita privata; il terzo, donando a noi tutti la vita nella sua immolazione; e il quarto, nella sua risurrezione, portandoci con sé alla vita nuova; anche se in tutti ed in ognuno dei momenti della sua vita, Cristo vive i quattro atteggiamenti del suo sacerdozio. (12-1-67)

Bishop Rabban Al-Qas, of Amadiyah (northern Iraq), celebrating Holy Mass with some priests of The Work of the Church.

 

The first priestly posture of Christ was mainly shown by His receiving God in the Incarnation; the second, by responding Him in His private life; the third, by giving life to us all in His immolation; and the fourth in His resurrection, by taking us with Him to the new life; even though in each and every moment of His life, Christ lives the four postures of His Priesthood. (12-1-67)

The Incarnate Word, during His mortal life, was the suffering Christ Who lived on Eternity; and now He is the glorious and eternal Christ Who contains also in His soul the tragedy of all the ages. And, for this reason, He is the Great Christ, in the plenitude of His Priesthood, Who holds within Himself Heaven and earth, Eternity and time, Divinity and humanity; He being Himself in Himself the Glorified One and the Glorifier, the Adored One and the Adoration, the Reparation and the One Repaired for. (4-4-75)

Jesus, through His Priesthood, is the Adoration of the Father, that is prolonged and will be prolonged throughout all Eternity. All of us who somewhat share in His Priesthood, should be partakers of that attitude of adoration of His… But how terribly unaware we are of this! Yet… what joy because the High and Eternal Priest is greater than all men together, and He infinitely responds to God, in adoration of loving response, for His sake and for our sakes! (15-10-74)

In the Sacrifice of the Altar, all the compact sum of the mystery of the Man-God is given to us in His life, death and resurrection; we are also enabled to live that Sacrifice next to Jesus, through Him and in Him for the Father’s glory and for the good of all men, being perpetuated for us in the Eucharist the real presence of Christ with all that He is, lives and manifests. (15-9-74)

Only in the light of the Holy Spirit, the true mystery of the God-Man is unveiled in the transcendent plenitude of His Priesthood; that is why, he who loses the contact with God, in the darkness of his human wisdom, only discovers in Christ His humanity and, relating Him to himself, disfigures Him. (18-4-69)

Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia 

From the book “Frutos de oración”