This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
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George Leo Haydock
This: sacrament, (or mystery) in Christ, and in the Church. This sacrament, in construction, must be referred to what immediately went before, i.e. to the conjunction of marriage beteeen husband and wife; and this is called a great sacrament, or mystery, as representing the union or spiritual nuptials of Christ with his spouse, the Church. (Witham) (Hom. xx.)