DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Church Militant is inviting the public to a private screening of its first full-length documentary, The Holy Eucharist: God's Lamb, on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan.
The documentary provides a way to learn about Christ's life in the Middle East and gain insights into Our Lord's sacrifice and the gift of His Eucharist that He bequeathed to His faithful for all time.
"The Eucharist is the source and summit of not just the Catholic faith — but of human history," explains Michael Voris, the producer of the documentary.
Voris, echoing the words of Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, explains how he produced the film during the spring and summer of 2019 "in the midst of perhaps the greatest scandal which has ever befallen the Church — the terrifying capitulation by so many ordained and consecrated men to the homosexual current fueling a corrupt mafia which has taken control of the institutions of the Church."
"The diabolical attacks against the ordained class have really been an attack by Hell against Our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist," Voris says. "Hell knows who the Eucharist really is — but sadly, too few Catholics don't."
The documentary pivots on key places of Jesus' life and ministry as they lead to the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
Viewers move to Nazareth, Bethlehem, Shechem, the baptismal site of Jesus on the Jordan River, Capernaum and Jerusalem — each place a stepping stone on the way to the sacrifice of Christ's Body and Blood.
The film points out, "While Bethlehem is generally thought of as the place … where God became incarnate … it was actually here — in Nazareth — nine months before the nativity at Bethlehem that the Second Person of the Holy Trinity joined human flesh to Himself."
Viewers move to Caesarea Philippi, to the base of the high mountain Hermon near a large spring that feeds the Jordan River. This water supply made a suitable spot for religious worship, and sometimes human sacrifice, earning it the name of the Gates of Hell.
As the film points out:
So it was here, at the Gates of Hell, that Our Lord announced to His disciples that he would build "My Church" and these gates of death, of Hell, of sacrifice to false gods, would not prevail over His Church which He ordained to carry His own sacrifice the only truly acceptable sacrifice to the ends of earth, to bring eternal life.
In Caesarea Philippi, "God forever bound Himself intimately to mankind in the mission of salvation that would unfold through the Eucharist."
They walk up the rugged heights of Mount Moriah with Abraham and Isaac with firewood on his back on that history-altering journey. Isaac's plaintive bleat, when he notices there is no lamb for sacrifice — "Where is the lamb?" — would find an answer 2,000 years later.
Viewers relive the multiplication of the loaves, are in the boat on the Sea of Galilee about to capsize, and, just like the people of the time, will remain faithful to — or abandon — Our Lord at Capernaum when He announces Himself as "the bread of life."
The Holy Eucharist: God's Lamb unfolds in a way that educates, entertains and illuminates the mystery of the Eucharist.
"Nothing more central to humanity could exist beyond the Real Presence of Jesus Christ — Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity — hiding Himself under the appearance of bread and wine," Voris says.
"See the Holy Land and the Eucharist like never before. Your flesh is being prepared, even now, for the resurrection of the dead," the film reminds us.
The screening will be held at Emagine Theater on 200 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, from 12–4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
You can book a reservation for the screening online. There's a limited number of tickets available, so book your reservation soon.
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