The Blessed Sacrament

We welcome Caroline who is the most recent follower of the blog bringing our total to 30- Deo Gratias.

Recently I was reading an article on the Blessed Sacrament. A Mormon was taught about the Blessed Sacrament and yet couldn’t believe it. If the Blessed Sacrament was the actual Body and Blood of Christ why didn’t Catholics show reverence and fear?

The Blessed Sacrament is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. The tabernacle is reminiscent of the womb of the Blessed Mother.The Altar is the manger in which Christ was laid.

When the wise men saw Jesus they fell to their knees and worshipped him.

Priests are too afraid to tell people that they ought to receive kneeling and on the tongue in case they offend the community. Instead, without a communion plate, they allow fragments of our Lord to fall to the floor or stick to the hands of communicants and end up who knows where.

It has been known that people have received hosts on the hand at Papal Masses and kept them as souvenirs. Others have used them for satanic rituals.

Vatican II did not make receiving on the hand obligatory.

In as early as 380 AD the Council of Saragossa (380 AD) declared that anyone who dared to continue the Practice of Holy Communion in the hand should be excommunicated.

St Thomas Aquinas said “The Body of Christ must not be touched by anyone, other than a Consecrated Priest. No other person has the right to touch it, except in case of extreme necessity.”

In a Diocesan parish there is a sign above the sink reminding “Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist” that they shouldn’t wash the precious blood down the drain but consume it.

The New Evangelisation is geared towards bringing lapsed Catholics back into church but aren’t we the ones most in need of education?

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One thought on “The Blessed Sacrament

  1. “The Council of Saragossa (380 AD) declared that anyone “who dared to continue” receiving in the hand! I wonder if the Council expressed the wording quite this way ? I only ask this as it suggests that “receiving in the hand” was at this early stage (380AD) common! Perhaps all of this is so little known today so as to avoid those enthusiasts who, under the banner of restoring earliest practice, would indeed have us all “receive in the hand” which would be a tragedy.

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