He has given us the ultimate gift of His Love. The recipient of the Eucharist The two conditions of objective capacity capacitas, aptitudo and subjective worthiness dignitas must be carefully distinguished. Not many theologianshowever, followed him in this regard, among the few being Ambrose Catharinus, Cheffontaines, and Hoppe, by far the greater number preferring to stand by the unanimous testimony of the Fathers.
We learn from the writings of JustinOrigenCyprianAugustine, and others, as well as from the most ancient Liturgies, that it was always the bishops and priestsand they alone, who appeared as the property constituted celebrants of the Eucharistic Mysteries, and that the deacons merely acted as assistants in these functions, while the faithful participated passively therein.
Hence the Council of Trent Sess. In that, they are given some reverence but not in the same way as in a Roman Church.
According to the teaching of the Roman Catechism, it is effected by the allaying of concupiscence, which is the chief source of deadly sin, particularly of impurity.
For we, being many, are one bread, all that partake of this bread.
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. In the course of centuries the Church's discipline in this respect has undergone considerable change. Since Christ is present under the appearances of bread and wine in a sacramental way, the Blessed Eucharist is unquestionably a sacrament of the Church.
He places Himself at our disposal, and in return asks only our cooperation. No less than serving as an antidote to protect the soul from mortal sins, Communion is "an antidote by which we are freed from our daily venial sins" Council of Trent, October 11, This desire on His part for mutual love and self-giving is the essence of the Eucharist, for in giving Himself to us, He gives us not just eternal life but a share in His Divine Life.
The Eucharist is not ordered to the forgiveness of mortal sins - that is proper to the sacrament of Reconciliation. Spiritual power, strength and endurance. No less, and far more, than material food and drink are necessary to sustain the natural life of the body, so Holy Communion must be received to support and nourish the supernatural life of the soul.
It also is found in the First Epistle to the Corinthians   which suggests how early Christians celebrated what Paul the Apostle called the Lord's Supper. MatthewMarkand Luke.
And so the Communion of Saints is not merely an ideal union by faith and grace, but an eminently real union, mysteriously constituted, maintained, and guaranteed by partaking in common of one and the same Christ.
As our spiritual food, when we receive the Eucharist we participate in the enigma whereby we become that which we consume, instead of that which we consume becoming us. Indeed, the Lord said: The destruction of venial sin and of all affection to it, is readily understood on the basis of the two central ideas mentioned above.
John Chrysostom died speaks of a mixing of the Body of Christ with our body, " in order to show the great love that He has for us.
Since they have not as yet attained to the use of reasonthey are free from the obligation of positive laws ; consequently, the only question is whether Communion is, like Baptismnecessary for them as a means of salvation. On the other hand, a very ancient law of the Church which, however, has nothing to do with the validity of the sacramentprescribes that a little water be added to the wine before the Consecration Decr.
He alone can properly estimate the precious boon which Catholics possess in the Holy Eucharistwho knows how to ponder these ideas of Holy Communion to their utmost depth. Gospels[ edit ] The synoptic gospels, Mark Through the action of the priest, Jesus has given us this most profound sacrament, this most unimposing means to share in His Divine Life, this most astonishing gift of Himself as our most precious of all possible foods.
Paul, in 1 Cor 6: Farley, Archbishop of New York. There can be nothing incongruous or improper in the fact that the body also shares in this effect of Communion, since by its physical contact with theEucharist species, and hence indirectly with the living Flesh of Christ, it acquires a moral right to its future resurrection, even as the Blessed Mother of God, inasmuch as she was the former abode of the Word made flesh, acquired a moral claim to her own bodily assumption into heaven.
To root out the last vestiges of Jansenistic rigorism, Pius X issued a decree 24 Dec. The Eucharist is bread for the journey, and when Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist, he remains with us and walks with us as a faithful companion, not only when the road is smooth, but also, and particularly if, we pass through a dark valley.
This is the fulfilment of the New Covenant and all the essential elements of Christianity.May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of.
The Effects of the Holy Eucharist. 1. Our Lord said (John ): "The bread which I will giveis my flesh for the life of the world.". The life of which ourLord speaks is the spiritual life of grace.
The Holy Eucharist isthe richest source of grace, for it is the sacrament which isChrist himself, by whom alone grace comes to. The most holy body and blood of Christ, the Eucharist, is a rich source of abundant blessings, and it has many powerful effects.
A private audience. It is almost impossible to gain access to very important people for a personal encounter. The Eucharist and Its Effects. James H.
Dobbins. The Holy Eucharist is the profound sacrament of the Church, the profound expression of God's love for His people. In this sacrament, we have the ultimate expression of the mutual expression of love between God and man. 5 Real Effects of Receiving the Eucharist Robert Barbry II a certain sensitivity, if you will, to the urgings of the Holy Spirit that directs us towards our life’s vocation and to the very longings of Jesus’ heart.
rather, they are instantaneous acts or side effects of our concupiscence. We live in a fallen state and this tells us.
The Eucharist is a reminder of that humility; it is a reminder that the Son of Man became the object of sacrifice for our sinfulness and gave himself up to death on a cross! It also reminds us that we ought not to boast about anything.Download