Amazing History of Christ’s Chalice and of The Last Supper With A Description of the Consecration As Given in Vision to Bl. Anna Catherine Emmerich

Peter and John had been sent by Jesus to gather materials needed for the Pasch….

History of the Chalice:                                            “The two Apostles got from Veronica all kinds of table service, which was carried by the disciples in covered baskets to the Coenaculum.  They took from here also the chalice of which Jesus made use in the institution of the Blessed Sacrament.

This chalice was a very wonderful and mysterious vessel that had lain in the Temple for a long time among other old and precious things, whose use and origin even had been forgotten, just as with us, many ancient, holy treasures have throughoutt the lapse of time fallen into oblivion.  Frequently at the Temple, ancient vessels and precious ornaments whose use was no longer known were reset, made over anew, or sold.

It was in this way, and by God’s permission, that the holy vessel (whose unknown material prevented its being melted down, although frequent attempts had been made to do so) had been found by the young priests in the treasury of the Temple.

It was stowed away in a chest along with other objects no longer of use, and when discovered, was sold to some antiquaries.  The chalice and all the vessels belonging to it were afterward bought by Veronica.

It had several times been made use of by Jesus in the celebration of festivals, and from this day on  it became the exclusive possession of the Holy Community of Jesus Christ.

I no longer remember when the parts that composed it were put together;  perhaps it was on the occasion of the Lord’s using it at the Last Supper.

It was now, however, along with all that was necessary for the institution of the Blessed Sacrament, put up in one portable case.”

Inside the Coenaculum on Thursday

“On a flat surface out of which a little board, or tablet, could be drawn, stood the large chalice surrounded by six small beakers.  The chalice itself contained another smaller vase.  I cannot remember whether the tablet held the Holy Thing or not.  A little plate was laid upon the chalice, and over the whole was a convex cover.  In the foot of the chalice was a place for keeping a spoon, which could be easily drawn out.

All these vessels, in fine linen coverings,  were protected by a cap, or case of leather, I think, which had a knob on top.  The large chalice consisted of the cup and the foot, which latter must have been added at a later period, for it was of different material.

The cup was pear shaped, and of a brownish, highly polished metal, overlaid with gold.  It had two small handles, by which it could be raised when its contents rendered it tolerably heavy. The foot was elaborately wrought of dark virgin gold, the edge encircled by a serpent.  It was ornamented with a little bunch of grapes, and enriched with precious stones.  The small spoon was concealed in the foot.”

Abraham Possessed It                                     “The large chalice once belonged to Abraham.  Melchisedech brought it from the land of Semiramis, where it was lying neglected , to the land of Canaan, when he began to mark of settlements on the site afterward occupied by Jerusalem.”

Melchisedech Used It                                                                                                                          ” Melchisedech had used it at the Sacrifice of bread and wine offered in Abraham’s presence, and, he afterward gave it to him.”

Noe Carried it on the Ark                                                                                                                  ” It stood in the upper part of the ark.”

Moses Also had it in his Keeping                                                                                                      ” The cup was massive like a bell.  It looked as if it had been shaped by nature, not formed by art.  I have seen clear through it.  Jesus alone know of what it was made.”

The Consecration of Bread and Wine at the Last Supper into The True Body and Blood of Christ                                     “Again Jesus prayed and taught.  His words, glowing with fire and light, came forth from His mouth and entered into all the apostles, excepting Judas.  He took the plate with the morsels of bread ) I do not remember whether He had placed it on the chalice or not ) and said:

Take and eat.  This is My Body which is given for you”  

“While saying these words, he stretched forth His right hand over it, as if giving a blessing and as He did so a brilliant light emanated from Him. His words were luminous as also the Bread, which as a body of light, entered the mouth of the Apostles. It was as if Jesus Himself flowed into them.  I saw all of them penetrated with light, bathed in light.

Judas alone was in dark

Jesus presented the Bread first to Peter, then to John, and next made a sign to Judas, who was sitting diagonally from Him, to approach.  Thus Judas was the third to whom Jesus presented the Blessed Sacrament, but it seemed as if the word of the Lord turned back from the mouth of the traitor.  I was so terrified at the sight that I cannot describe my feelings.  Jesus said to Judas:  “What thou are about to do, do quickly.”  The Lord then administered the Blessed Sacrament to the rest of the Apostles, who came up two by two, each one holding for his neighbor a little, stiff cover with an ornamental edge that had lain over the chalice”  ( ?paten?)

Jesus Becomes Wholly Transfigured                                                                                 

“Jesus next raised the chalice by its two handles to a level with his face, and pronounced into it the words of consecration.”  (Anna Catherine does not give the words of consecration for the wine although it has obviously taken place)  While doing so, He was wholly transfigured and, as it were, transparent.  He was as if passing over into what He was giving.  He caused Peter and John to drink from the chalice while yet in His hands, and then He set it down.  With the little spoon, John removed some of the sacred Blood from the chalice to the small cups, which Peter handed to the Apostles who, two by two, drank from the same cup,  Judas also (of this I am not certain)”

She Sees Devils Around Judas                                                                                                          ” During the whole meal, I saw a little red monster with one foot like a bare bone sitting at Judas’ feet and often rising up to his heart, but when outside the door, I saw three devils pressing around him.  One entered into his mouth, one urged him on, and the third ran in front of him.  It was night.  They seemed to be lighting him as he hurried on like a madman.

I do not remember having seen the Lord Himself receive the Sacred Species.  I must have let that pass unnoticed.  When He administered His Body and blood to the Apostles, it appeared to me as if He emptied Himself, as if He poured Himself out in tender love.

It is inexpressible.

Neither did I see Melchisedech, ” (she had seen Melchisedech in her visions prior to this), “when sacrificing bread and wine, receive it himself.  It was given to me to know why priests partake of the Sacrifice, although Jesus did not.”

Why Priests Must Partake of the Sacrifice                                                                                    “Had angels been deputed to administer the Holy Eucharist, they would not receive it, but if priests did not partake of it, It would long since have been lost.”

” But if priests did not partake of It, It would long since have been lost.  It is by their participation that the Sacrament is Preserved.”

 

Thank God for our One, Holy, Catholic, and, Apostolic Church and Catholic Supernatural Church outside of which there is no salvation ….. 

Thank God for Approved Prophets and Approved Visions which strengthen our faith and inform us of what is to come and of things that have been ….

Thank God for Blessed Anna Catherine Emmerich, the stigmatic who suffered so …. and all the Stigmatics throughout the history of the Church who have helped us so ….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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