JUNE 7,2015, THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
How is it that some people receive the Body and Blood of Christ
regularly and nothing happens?
53) In his treatise De corpore et sanguine Domini, published between 831 and 833, Paschasius declares, "It is not to be doubted that communion is the true body and blood of Christ
As my original paper was presented in dialogical format, much of what I highlighted in both the Anabaptist and Orthodox traditions to engage my fellow interlocutors has been retained; it is adjusted merely to introduce our examination of Marpeck's appeal to the Virgin Mary as the key to understanding the gravity of uniting oneself to the body and blood of Christ
and the requisite transfiguration and petition for divine mercy that allows their worthy ingestion.
In the eucharist, it is returned as the consecrated body and blood of Christ
, strengthening us for the journey.
Secondly, the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ
is a foretaste of the transfiguration of our bodies by Christ.
832) asserted that the body and blood of Christ
in the Eucharist was identical with the historical crucified body and blood of Christ
Receiving the body and blood of Christ
is a form of renewing our Baptism, and the Paschal Blessing at the conclusion of LBW Morning Prayer (pp.
The mediation that he is called to exercise as a priest is of a completely different order: It is a "ministerial" or functional mediation which he exercises in the hierarchical structure of the Church, in which he is endowed with a canonically fixed authority to transmit to men the truths of faith, to celebrate in their midst the sacrifice of the altar, to give them the Body and Blood of Christ
, and to confer on them the graces of the other sacraments--without his having in any way to be a superchristian in order to acquit himself of these holy functions as such.
JUNE 26, 2011, THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Transubstantiation, they told me, was the changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ
The fruits of Calvary, the Body and Blood of Christ
, remain inaccessible without the Mass.