Fill in the blank: “We read in the books of _______________ that sacrifice was offered for the dead.” (St. Augustine)

a.     Bees

b.     Maccabees

c.      Babylonians


THE ANSWER IS…..B….. Maccabees

Here is the full quote from St. Augustine.

““We read in the books of Maccabees [2 Macc. 12:43] But even if it were found nowhere in the Old Testament writings, the authority of the Catholic Church which is clear on this point is of no small weight, where in the prayers of the priest poured forth to the Lord God at his altar the commendation of the dead has its place.” (The Care to be Had for the Dead 1:3 [A.D. 421])





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