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Opus Judei Glosses on the Talmudic Novus Ordo "Offertory"

February 21, 2010

An “Opus Dei” priest by the name Juan José Silvestre Valór of “Opus Dei’s” “Pontifical University of the Holy Cross” has written an exceedingly strained article which endeavors to “show the spiritual richness” of the “simplified” “Offertory” of the Novus Ordo Mass. “Simplified” is how this priest euphemizes the complete replacement of the traditional Offertory.

I call attention specifically to the cuckoo egg often described as “Jewish table blessings” of the Novus Ordo “Offertory” which Craig Heimbichner has shown to be of talmudic origin. Reading the article, one might note that the author cites (mostly modern) supporting sources for nearly every point made, but when he arrives at the “Jewish table blessings” footnotes are absent and the artifice is at its height.

One might ask, can’t this professor of liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and consultor to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff show us from scripture or some other authoritative source that these “Jewish table blessings” were part of the ancient Passover ritual as he suggests? And shouldn’t he first establish the factuality of his suggestion that the Israelites recited these benedictions at Passover before claiming that they “anticipated the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ” and that “the definitive reality of the sacrifice of Christ interpenetrate(s)” them? On what foundation, other than his own ethereal prose, does he rest these mighty claims? None.

This is the “work” of “Opus Dei:” making that which is alien seem intrinsic. This is not the work of God. This is lying fruit from an organization whose title is itself a deception.

See the Novus Ordo “Preparation of the Gifts” and the talmudic benedictions for bread and wine contrasted with the traditional Offertory of the Latin Mass here:

Talmudic Benedictions in the Novus Ordo Mass

In 2008 traditional Catholics were celebrating Benedict XVI’s “shakeup” of his liturgical commission with new appointees including the “Opus Dei” author of the above-referenced article, and members of the homosexual predator founded “Legionaries of Christ”:

Liturgical shakeup: Benedict XVI replaces all members of Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff

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