Melchizedek with Menorah (detail)

Guido Nincheri, Montreal

1967

Catholics find the roots of their priesthood in the tradition of Melchizedek. In Genesis, Melchizedek offers a sacrifice of bread and wine.

Christ fulfilled the prophecy that he would be a priest "after the order of Melchizedek" at the Last Supper.

Melchizedek with Menorah (detail)