We must be properly attired for our Lord's banquet.
A short time ago we discovered a handbook for First Century
Christian communities. This "Teaching of the Apostles" is known
as the "Didache" the Greek word for teachings.
The Didache begins by saying, "Who you come together for your
sacrifice on the First Day of the week, begin by confessing your sins,
so that your sacrifice will be pure.
While this short paragraph on the Mass three times speaks of it as
the people's sacrifice, it nowhere makes any mention of a specific
role for the priest