Paragraph 1541

1541. The liturgy of the Church, however, sees in the priesthood of Aaron and the service of the Levites, as in the institution of the seventy elders,11a prefiguring of the ordained ministry of the New Covenant. Thus in the Latin Rite the Church prays in the consecratory preface of the ordination of bishops:

God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by your gracious word
you have established the plan of your Church.
From the beginning,
you chose the descendants of Abraham to be your holy nation.
You established rulers and priests
and did not leave your sanctuary without ministers to serve you….12


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

11. Why and in what way is divine revelation transmitted?

530. What are the other requirements for purity?

105. Why did Jesus receive from John the “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 3:3)?

422. What is justification?

385. What are the theological virtues?

373. What does the dignity of the human person imply for the moral conscience?

558. What are the sources of Christian prayer?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the book of Hosea teach us about God’s unwavering love for his people?

How is the humility and grace of God manifested in the Christian’s life, according to Psalm 138:6-7?

How was the defeat of the Maccabees at the Battle of Elasa described in 1 Maccabees 6:17-47?

Manna in the Wilderness: How did God provide manna for his people in the desert and what does this teach us about providing it? (Exodus 16)

What does God’s sovereignty over human history mean, as described in Zephaniah 1:15?

What is the message of Proverbs 6:6-11 about laziness and hard work?

What does the “gospel of peace” mentioned in Nahum 1:15 mean, and how does it relate to the fear of God?