teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Sermon to the Newly Baptized [Ref. Unknown] (C. 373 AD):
Fathers of the Church - St. Athanasius
"Let us approach the celebration of the mysteries. This bread and this wine, so as long as the prayers and supplications have not taken place, remain simply what they are. But after the great prayers and holy supplications have been sent forth, the Word comes down into the bread and wine - and thus is His Body confected."
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St. Athanasius