teachings by the Fathers of the Church
Holy Eucharist Teachings by the Fathers of the Church
"The Holy Eucharist is the first, most important, and greatest miracle of Christ. All the other Gospel miracles are secondary."
Fathers of the Church - St. Ambrose of Optina
How could we not call the greatest miracle the fact that simple bread and wine were once transformed by the Lord into His very Body and His very Blood, and then have continued to be transformed for nearly two thousand years by the prayers of priests, who are but simple human beings? And what is more, this mystery has continued to effect a miraculous change in those people who communicate of the Divine Mysteries with faith and humility.
Holy Eucharist teachings by the Fathers of the Church - St. Ambrose of Optina