This is my “Body” and my “Blood” given for you

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The solemnity of “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” that we celebrate today has its root in the Passover feast that Jesus ate with his disciples on the evening before his death. On that evening, Jesus took bread and wine and after saying the words of blessing he gave them to his disciples to eat and drink. It is important to note that while giving them the bread and wine, Jesus didn’t say take these blessed or consecrated bread and wine that merely represent my body and blood. Rather, Jesus after saying the blessing broke the bread and gave it to his disciples and said: 'Take it,' 'this is my body.' Then he took a cup as well, and after he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said drink of it, “This is my blood,” the blood of the new covenant, which is to be poured out for many for the forgiveness of sin (Mk.14:22-24).   To continue reading, click the link below....................

Newsletter 6-7 June 2015