17 May 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

Our doctrine harmonizes with the Eucharist and the Eucharist confirms our doctrine, and we offer to God His own, carefully teaching the communication and union of the flesh and spirit, and confessing the resurrection.  For as the earthly bread, receiving the invocation of God, is no longer common bread, but Eucharist, consisting of two things, an earthly and an heavenly, so also our bodies, receiving the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, having the hope of the resurrection to eternal life. -- St. Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book 4, ch. 18

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