MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

 
SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #589

And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. (Mark 15:37-38)

THE WONDERFUL RENDING OF THE VEIL OF THE TEMPLE showed 1.  that Jesus by His Death had opened to all men the way into the real Holy of Holies, even heaven; 2. that the Temple of the Old Covenant, with its typical laws and sacrifices, had lost its meaning, and that from henceforth substance and fulfillment would take the place of shadows and types.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)