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Matthew 23:19

You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Sanctifieth. The altar is sanctified by our Lord's body thereon. Theophylactus, the close follower of St. Chrysostom, writeth thus upon this text: "In the old law, Christ will not allow the gift to be greater than the altar; but with us the altar is sanctified by the gift: for the bread, by the divine grace is converted into our Lord's body, and therefore the altar is sanctified by it."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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