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Priesthood, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

64- Eucharist Sacrament Is A Not Mere Bread

 

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد المسيح يسوع ذبيحة الإفخارستيا، التناول، الخبز والخمر، الكأس، فن قبطي

[13] This Sacrament Is A Not Mere Bread

The Lord exalted this Sacrament through the following verses (John 6: 32-58). I strongly commend the reader to read and observe the following statements:

(John 6:32-33) Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. {33} "For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."

(John 6:35) And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

(John 6:41) The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."

(John 6:48) "I am the bread of life.

(John 6:50-51) "This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. {51} "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

At this point, we would like to ask our brethren the Protestants:

1. Is the bread they offer bear the above biblical descriptions?

2. Is it the Bread of life?

3. Is it the bread, which gives life to the world?

4. Is it the Lord Himself as He said?


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