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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

67- The Benefits And Blessings Of Communion

 

St-Takla.org Image: A Coptic Bishop (and a monk) praying the Liturgy at St. Mina Monastery, Mariout, Alex, Egypt (H. G. Bishop Botros) صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أسقف قبطي يصلي القداس الإلهي (مع راهب) في دير القديس مارمينا، مريوط، الإسكندرية، مصر - الأنبا بطرس الأسقف العام

St-Takla.org Image: A Coptic Bishop (and a monk) praying the Liturgy at St. Mina Monastery, Mariout, Alex, Egypt (H. G. Bishop Botros)

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: أسقف قبطي يصلي القداس الإلهي (مع راهب) في دير القديس مارمينا، مريوط، الإسكندرية، مصر - الأنبا بطرس الأسقف العام

[16] The Benefits And Blessings Of Communion.

The benefits and blessings of communion are spiritually superior, which can not be received from ordinary bread. Communion grants Eternal Life, steadfastness in the Lord and Forgiveness of Sins Eternal Life

(John 6:54) "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Steadfastness In the Lord

(John 6:57) "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

Forgiveness of Sins

(Mat 26:28) "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

(Luke 22:19-20) And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." {20} Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

Is it possible that such precious blessings emanates from partaking of mere bread and wine offered for the purpose of remembrance? Definitely not…

Could normal bread give life and forgive sin? Who would accept that?

Theologically, the sacrificed Body and the Blood, which was shed for us, is the only thing that can grant such blessings. Who have ears let him hear.

It is also necessary to recognize the contrariety.


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