teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Against Heresies 4, 17, 5 (C. 180 AD):
Fathers of the Church - St. Irenaeus of Lyons
"He took that created thing, bread, and gave thanks and said, This is My Body. And the cup likewise, which is part of that creation to which we belong, He confessed to be His Blood, and taught the new oblation of the new covenant, which the Church, receiving from the Apostles, offers to God throughout the world…concerning which Malachy, among the twelve prophets thus spoke beforehand: From the rising of the sun to the going down, My name is glorified among the gentiles, and in every place incense is offered to My name and a pure sacrifice…indicating in the plainest manner that in every place sacrifice shall be offered to Him, and at that a pure one."
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St. Irenaeus of Lyons