"...one who receives the Flesh and Blood of Jesus..."
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. I am just about to head over to church for Mass, be assured that I take you with me. Today is the feast of St. Cyril of Alexandria. He was bishop for many years in Alexandria, Egypt. He died in the year 444. He was a rather blunt and may i say, forceful bishop. When he heard that his colleague, the bishop (Nestorius) of the bigger diocese of Constantinople, tried to change the title of "Mary, mother of God" to "Mary, mother of Christ," he put on his boxing gloves. The bishop of Constantinople was driven out! Because of Cyril, we call Mary, ""Theotokus" which means "God bearer." Never mess around with Cyril!
Here is his perspective on receiving the eucharist. Enjoy the day!
He who receives Communion is made holy and Divinized in soul and body in the same way that water, set over a fire, becomes boiling... Communion works like yeast that has been mixed into dough so that it leavens the whole mass; ...Just as by melting two candles together you get one piece of wax, so, I think, one who receives the Flesh and Blood of Jesus is fused together with Him by this Communion, and the soul finds that he is in Christ and Christ is in him
on Saturday, June 27 at 7:55AM