teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
(Against Heresies 4:18:4-5)
Fathers of the Church - Iraneus (c. 140 - 202 A.D.)
"But what consistency is there in those who hold that the bread over which thanks have been given is the Body of their Lord, and the cup His Blood, if they do not acknowledge that He is the Son of the Creator... How can they say that the flesh which has been nourished by The Body of the Lord and by His Blood gives way to corruption and does not partake of life? ...For as the bread from the earth, receiving the invocation of God, is no longer common bread but The Eucharist, consisting of two elements, earthly and heavenly..."
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - Iraneus (c. 140 - 202 A.D.)