To answer the easy part of this question, there is no relationship between the reference to Melchizedek in the Mass and the "Order of Melchizedek." The "Reunification Church In The Order of Melchizedek" is a religious group perhaps incorrectly associated with New Age faith traditions, which teaches that humans can have a special relationship with God, that all humans are spiritual beings and that one can gain spiritual instructions which enable one to have a spiritual lifestyle and unique relationship with God. They claim that the order of the Melchizedek priesthood has existed for 4,000 years and is the oldest priesthood in the world, and that the spiritually mature may have a profound and direct relationship with God. This group has no relationship with the Catholic Mass or hierarchy.Gosh, the things I learn from running this blog.
Friday, October 13, 2006
THERE'S AN "ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK"?