Parousia: The Bible and the Mass

Video Study


Where do we find the Mass in the Bible? What is the relationship between the two? In ten beautifully produced lessons, Parousia: The Bible and the Mass answers these questions and more.

In this video Bible study from the St. Paul Center, discover why the liturgy is a major theme that runs through the entire Bible, from Genesis to the Book of Revelation. We will not only look to the Law, the Prophets, and life and teachings of Jesus, we’ll also lean on the Doctors of the Church to enhance our understanding of the Mass. We’ll see how the New Testament is concealed in the Old, the Old is revealed in the New, and why both point directly to the Mass, the sign of the New Covenant.

Join host Scott Hahn to uncover how and why all of God’s action, in creation and redemption, is ordered to the Mass.

Supplemental readings come from Sacred Scripture, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, and four of Scott Hahn’s books on which the study is based: The Lamb’s Supper, Consuming the Word, The Fourth Cup, and Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy.

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Take and Eat

God, as a great novelist, has written into creation His plan from all eternity: communion with humanity. It is through the Eucharist—in His Parousia, His presence—that He remains with His people. When we “take and eat” of the Lamb of God in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we partake of the worship of Heaven and Earth.

See the splendor of God’s plan played out on the screen through breathtaking cinematography in Take and Eat. You’ll be inspired to jump into your study of The Bible and the Mass.

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This full-color study guide will inspire you with its beautiful imagery and life-changing message. Enter more fully into the study with saint quotes on the Eucharist, review notes, reflection questions, additional Scripture readings, and practical tips to delve deeper into the Mass. You’ll want to revisit it again and again.

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Sample Lesson


  • Lesson 1: Biblical Worship Is Ritual and Sacrifice (21 min)
  • Lesson 2: Covenant and Communion (16 min)
  • Lesson 3: The New Testament: Document or Sacrament? (17 min)
  • Lesson 4: The Mass in the Old Testament (17 min)
  • Lesson 5: The Mass in the Gospels (17 min)
  • Lesson 6: The Mass in Acts and the New Testament Letters (17 min)
  • Lesson 7: The Mass as Heaven on Earth: Hebrews and Revelation (17 min)
  • Lesson 8: A Biblical Walk through the Liturgy of the Word (16 min)
  • Lesson 9: A Biblical Walk through the Liturgy of the Eucharist (16 min)
  • Lesson 10: Parousia: The Real Presence and the Second Coming (18 min)
  • Cinematic Sequence: Take and Eat (13 min)

Journey Through Scripture

Parousia: The Bible and the Mass is part of the St. Paul Center’s dynamic Journey Through Scripture Bible study series.

Journey through Scripture is the St. Paul Center’s flagship Bible study program designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of the riches of our faith. Journey through Scripture takes a holistic approach, looking at the entire Bible and how all of its parts work together.

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