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THE FINAL BETRAYAL OF JUDAS PRIEST: COMMUNION IN THE HAND AND THE NOVUS ORDO

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The final betrayal of Christ is seen when Judas dipped his unworthy hand into the chalice of Christ’s blood with a piece of the Bread of Life. This most audacious and outward betrayal of Judas Priest precipitated Christ’s most vehement condemnation in all of Sacred Scriptures: "Woe to the man by whom the Son of Man has been betrayed: it were better that he were not born." Then He said to Judas Iscariot: "Go and do what thou art about, quickly."

This was, above all, the very first excommunication condemnation. In short, Christ excommunicated Judas Iscariot from His very Presence. Secondly, Our Divine Lord uttered by His grave words what was then the very first anathema ever, with His ‘woe’ to Judas Priest:
"Woe to the man by whom the Son of Man has been betrayed: it were better that he were not born." The naked turpitude of what Judas Priest was doing publicly, before the very eyes of His Divine Savior and the other eleven apostles, committing the sin of sacrilege by an unworthy communion, was forthright condemned by Our Lord for its wicked malevolence, the unworthy reception of Divine Innocence Itself while in the state of mortal sin.

This most morally corrupt of all of Judas Iscariot’s actions was a sacrilege of egregious proportions, for it contradicted virtually everything that Our Divine Lord and Savior had taught for His entire public life on earth and something so heavenly He had done also in the very presence of Judas. This was, at least, the very essence of false charity for it constituted a false love of Jesus Christ by a feigned affection
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