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 Ambrose of Milan (c. 333 - 397 A.D.)

Perhaps you may be saying: I see something else; how can you assure me that I am receiving the Body of Christ? It but remains for us to prove it. And how many are the examples we might use! Let us prove that this is not what nature has shaped it to be, but what the blessing has consecrated; for the power of the blessing is greater than that of nature, because by the blessing even nature itself is changed...Christ is in that Sacrament, because it is the Body of Christ; yet, it is not on that account corporeal food, but spiritual. Whence also His Apostle says of the type: "For our fathers ate spiritual food and drank spiritual drink" (1 Cor 10:2-4; 15:44). For the body of God is a spiritual body. (The Mysteries 9:50; 9:58)

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Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St Ambrose of Milan (c. 333 - 397 A.D.)

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Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St Ambrose of Milan (c. 333 - 397 A.D.)