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Jesus startled and even shocked his followers by telling them to "eat my body and drink my blood." This has been a dividing point from the first time Jesus said it. John (Jn 6:66) tells us that many disciples left. A few stayed. Peter said: “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” The Incarnation + the Real Presence = the manner in which Christ continues to abide with his Church.
Insights into the connection between the Passover the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. "With the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus gave the Passover its new and definitive meaning"
U.S. Catechism for Adults, p. 216
"Since the Middle Ages, the change of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ has been called transubstantiation. This means that the substance of the bread and wine is changed into the substance of the Body and Blood of Christ."
U.S. Catechism for Adults, p. 223
How to Prepare for and Receive Holy Communion
In this video, Catholic Speaker Ken Yasinski goes over 4 ways to prepare our hearts before receiving the Eucharist. Because if the Eucharist is Jesus, and we are not being changed, the problem is not the sacrament, the problem it us.
Should Catholics receive communion on the hand or on the tongue? And how exactly are we supposed to do that reverently? Is there any other acceptable response besides "Amen?" What does "amen" mean anyway? This video
addresses the proper practice of receiving Communion during Holy Mass, as well as the variations that are encountered.
"The Veil Removed" is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.
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