teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
(Against Heresies 5:2:2-3)
Fathers of the Church - Iraneus (c. 140 - 202 A.D.)
"When, therefore, the mixed cup and the baked bread receives the Word of God and becomes the Eucharist, the Body of Christ, and from these the substance of our flesh is increased and supported, how can they say that the flesh is not capable of receiving the gift of God, which is Eternal Life - flesh which is nourished by the Body and Blood of the Lord… receiving the Word of God, becomes the Eucharist, which is the Body and the Blood of Christ…"
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - Iraneus (c. 140 - 202 A.D.)