The Beginning of Evils

by St. Ignatius of Antioch They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again. Those, therefore, who speak against this gift of God, incur death in […]

What Is Eucharist? from 106 AD

by St. Ignatius of Antioch “Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God….They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of […]

Days 13, 14, 15, & 16

As promised, today I’m giving you the topics for the next four days, so you have some time to work ahead. Enjoy the National Holiday and blog well. These are topics worth blogging about. Here are your topics: Wednesday, November 27 – Day 13 EUCHARIST AS THE GREAT THANKSGIVING Thursday, November 28 – Day 14 […]

Whom God Would Have Us Be

by Fr. Stephen Freeman When man stands before the throne of God, when he has fulfilled all that God has given him to fulfill, when all sins are forgiven, all joy restored, then there is nothing else for him to do but to give thanks. Eucharist (thanksgiving) is the state of perfect man. Eucharist is […]

On How To Approach The Eucharist

by St. Macarius of Jerusalem, died (ca. 335) And how shall we draw near to the holy table and the life-giving Sacrament? Let no one dare to come near to this cup of immortality in double-mindedness, or with lack of faith, or with improprieties, lest the will of God be moved unto wrath on all […]

On The Bread And Wine

St. Ambrose of Milan Perhaps you will say, I see something else, how is it that you assert that I receive the Body of Christ? And this is the point which remains for us to prove. And what evidence shall we make use of? Let us prove that this is not what nature made, but […]

The Eucharist As Sacrifice

Compiled by Maximus Scott Philip Schaff 1819-1893 The Catholic church, both Greek and Latin, sees in the Eucharist not only a sacramentum, in which God communicates a grace to believers, but at the same time, and in fact mainly, a sacrificium, in which believers really offer to God that which is represented by the sensible […]

On The Holy Eucharist

by St. John of Damascus The bread and the wine are not merely figures of the body and blood of Christ (God forbid!) but the deified body of the Lord itself: for the Lord has said, “This is My body,” not, this is a figure of My body: and “My blood,” not, a figure of […]