DRAFT: Leo the Great compares the priesthood of the New and the Old Testament. Leo the Great, Sermon 8.
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Leo the Great, Sermo 8 on the Passion, 6-8
Now there is a more distinguished order of Levites, a greater dignity for the rank of elders, a more sacred anointing for the priesthood, because your cross is the source of all blessings, the cause of all graces.
Liturgy of Hours, Tuesday of 5th Week of the Lent
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Author: Leo the Great
Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome from AD 440 to his death in AD 461.
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S. Adamiak, Presbyters
in the Late Antique West, ER475, http://presbytersproject.ihuw.pl/index.php?id=6&SourceID=475