Superseding the offerings made in the old dispensation, he offers himself as ‘the full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world.’
Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
The same letter plunges us to the heart of our undertaking, when it declares: By a single oblation , he has perfected forever those whom he sanctifies.
He has lived this way, and this is the consummation of his generosity and this is the final oblation of his life to God, and it is the way he lived, and now it's the way he dies.
Thus, as the oblation of the Eucharist is made, we look backwards to the Passion, as well as forward to our own unity in the one body, when we come together for the liturgical celebration of this ‘mystery.’
Only the one ‘full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation , and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world’ will do.
I repeat for you a common prayer, I offer for you a common oblation .
From the repeated allusions to offering, oblation , and victim, it becomes clear that the action is a sacrifice.
The words of consecration are spoken consciously by him (in the name of the church) as an account of the foundation of what the church does in oblation , and of what the church prays the Holy Spirit to effect.
Manu has declared that those Brahmanas who are thieves, outcasts, eunuchs, or atheists are unworthy to partake of oblations offered to gods and ancestors.