Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church

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Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Fathers of the Church -  St John Chrysostom (344-407)

"Water and blood are a symbol of baptism and the most holy sacrament [of the Eucharist]. Now the Church is founded on the spiritual renewal by the bath of rebirth and on the most holy sacrament [of the Eucharist], both of which have their origin in the side of Christ. Therefore Christ built the Church from the side of Christ, just as he made Eve from the side of Adam. Therefore St. Paul says, 'We are of his flesh and of his bones.'"

"Now we see how intimately Christ has been united to his spouse (the Church); see with what food he satisfies us. He himself is our food and nourishment; and just as a woman nourishes her child with her own blood and milk, Christ also constantly nourishes with his own blood those to whom he has given birth (by Baptism)."

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Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St John Chrysostom (344-407)

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Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St John Chrysostom (344-407)