On September 30, 2015, His Excellency Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo began his lecture on the Eucharist explaining Jesus’ fulfillment in the Old Testament on the Feast of the Passover. His Excellency explained the meaning of Christ’s atoning death by means of Passover typology. The hope of redemption which was nourished by the Passover ritual finds its realization in the sacrifice of Christ, the true Paschal Lamb.
His Excellency then went into detail on the three levels of the alter. The first level being where the priest offers the Sacrifice, the second level is the last supper image, and the third level is the icon of Jesus on cross.
His Excellency Mar Sarhad Yawsip Jammo ended his lecture by reading over an article from Cardinal Robert Sarah, who is the head of the powerful Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Vatican’s top liturgical post, which mentions that priests and the Congregation should face the icon of Jesus on the cross during The Eucharistic prayers and Glorification prayer, describing it to be “absolutely fitting.”
His Excellency will conclude his talks on the History of the Chaldean Liturgy today, October 7th at St. Peter Cathedral which is held from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. If unable to attend, live streaming will be broadcasted on kaldu.tv.