After the Order of Melchizedek

After the Order of Melchizedek: Royal Themes and Melchizedek Traditions Applied to Jesus by the Author of Hebrews.

David J. Larsen
University of St Andrews

The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews presents Jesus as a high priest analogous (to an extent) to the Aaronid high priests who traditionally officiated at the temple, offering sacrifices and entering the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement.

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What is the Order of HRA-KTP

The Priestly origin of our Order has intrigued me and no less because of the following paragraph in the book “The Temple and the Lodge” (p 16)
“Freemasonry and the Anglican Church have co-habited congenially since the beginning of the seventeenth century. Indeed they have done more than co-habit. They have worked in Tandem. Some of the most important ecclesiastics of the last four centuries have issued from the lodge; some of the most eloquent and influential Freemasons have issued from the Ministry”. (1)

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Melchizedek, what to do with him


Fr Geoffrey S Richardson

His name was ringing in our ears at the end of Passion Sunday’s NT Lesson.  That Passage from Hebrews tells us that Jesus was “designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek” – and we’re left wondering what it All means.  We have the choice: do we explore it or ignore it?

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