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To: Cronos; bronxville; GOP Poet
This is what our priest read at Mass today -- Just think -- this was the year 140 -- only 100 years (approximately) after Christ's death. Is this powerful or what?

CHAPTER LXVI -- OF THE EUCHARIST.

And this food is called among us Eukaristia [the Eucharist], of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined. For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh. For the apostles, in the memoirs composed by them, which are called Gospels, have thus delivered unto us what was enjoined upon them; that Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, said, "This do ye in remembrance of Me, this is My body;" and that, after the same manner, having taken the cup and given thanks, He said, "This is My blood;" and gave it to them alone. Which the wicked devils have imitated in the mysteries of Mithras, commanding the same thing to be done. For, that bread and a cup of water are placed with certain incantations in the mystic rites of one who is being initiated, you either know or can learn.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 8:07:50 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation; bronxville; GOP Poet; FatherofFive; SoothingDave
Savlation:
from Justin Martyr's Apology LXVI: "Not as common bread or common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nourished, . . . is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus"
This is such overwhelming proof, one can only be humble and follow the Bible and see it's acknowledgements in history.
7 posted on 06/02/2011 12:30:33 AM PDT by Cronos (Palin, Cain, Jindal)
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