teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
(Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 22 no. 3):
Fathers of the Church - St. Cyril of Jerusalem
"...with full assurance let us partake of the Body and Blood of Christ: for in the figure of Bread is given to you His Body, and in the figure of Wine His Blood; that you by partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, may be made of the same body and the same blood with Him. For thus we come to bear Christ in us, because His Body and Blood are distributed through our members; thus it is that, according to the blessed Peter, 'we become partakers of the divine nature' " (II Peter 1:4)."
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St. Cyril of Jerusalem