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Why does the priest wash his hands?

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September 14, 2011 12:10AM

Durring the Mass, in specific, at the beginning part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the priest receives the Bread and Wine from the Comunity. when the alter is "Dressed" that is, the alter is all prepared for the Liturgy, the Priest takes the Bread and prayes over it. he does the same thing for the wine. then, after wards, he asks God to clean the priest of all his sins, so the priest is pure enough to concecrate the bread and wine and turn them into the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.