The Holy Eucharist
About the meaning of the Bread and Wine
John 6:47 - 69 -
47 Amen, amen I say unto you: He that believeth in me, hath everlasting life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven; that if any man eat of it, he may not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
52 If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread
that I will give, is my flesh, for
53 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
54 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat
the flesh of the Son of man,
55 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting
life: and I will raise him up in the
56 For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
57 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.
58 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he
that eateth me, the same also
59 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers
did eat manna, and are dead.
60 These things he said, teaching in the synagogue, in Capharnaum.
61 Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it?
62 But Jesus, knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this,
said to them: Doth this
63 If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
64 It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing. The
words that I have spoken to you,
65 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the
beginning, who they were
66 And he said: Therefore did I say to you, that no man can come to me,
unless it be given him by
67 After this many of his disciples went back; and walked no more with him.
68 Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away?
69 And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
70 And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God.