Kigul The Sacred Host is not some thing, but some One. Theodore of Mopsuestia b. It is significant that Bishop Schneider begins his presentation on a personal note, recalling the profound Eucharistic faith of his mother and two other women, a faith preserved amid the great sufferings and sacrifices that the tiny community of Catholics of that country endured in the years of the Soviet persecution. In the very beginning of the Christian Church, Holy Communion was received in the hand. Athanasius Schneider — Wikipedia Dst the background of the two-millennia-long history of dominuw and liturgical tradition of the universal Church, East and West alike, especially regarding the organic development of the patristic patrimony, we can offer the following summary: Yea, men profane and barbarous, leaving their country and their home, both set out on a long journey, and when they came, with fear and great trembling worshiped Him. His Excellency, the Most Reverend.
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Shelves: catholic-church , christian-theology , church-history , liturgy , religion This excellent little book is a reminder to Catholics of what we believe about Holy Communion: That it is the Lord Himself present under the appearance of bread and wine.
Tragic as it is to say, the directives that have come from the Church have helped cause this confusion, specifically the indult This excellent little book is a reminder to Catholics of what we believe about Holy Communion: That it is the Lord Himself present under the appearance of bread and wine. Tragic as it is to say, the directives that have come from the Church have helped cause this confusion, specifically the indult issued in allowing Communion on the hand. Bishop Athanasius Schneider presents a critique of the widespread practice of Holy Communion being distributed onto the hands of communicants in contrast to the traditional practice in the Latin Rite of communicants kneeling and having the Sacred Host placed directly onto their tongue.
As Schneider notes, the traditional practice, which remains the ordinary means in ecclesiastical law, emphasises the worship due to Christ hidden under the accidents of bread. Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi. A Zwinglian practice will lead to a Zwinglian belief. Bishop Schneider presents a compelling case for the universal restoration of the traditional practice, deploying the testimony of the Church Fathers, the Popes, the Saints, and consideration of what it means to profess our belief in the Real Presence of Christ through our posture and actions.
At 51 pages, this book can easily be read in one sitting. It is short but certainly weighty. Bishop Schneider is to be commended for writing it. Dominus Est! It is the Lord! Those lay faithful who are prepared to receive the Sacred Mysteries, after the exclamation of the clergy must approach with fear of God; because they are approaching fire, they must approach with faith in the Sacrament and with love for Christ.
Each one must prostrate on the ground, adoring Christ truly present in the Sacred Mysteries. Read it and see with the eyes of faith.
It IS the Lord. Mar 21, Edith rated it liked it Very repetitive.
In Krasnokamsk, the family was closely involved with the underground church. The family traveled to the Kirghiz SSR after being released from the camps. Due to the great distance, infrequent visits by the clergy, and crackdowns by the Soviet authorities, they were able to make the trip only once a month. He took the religious name of Athanasius upon joining the order. In he was transferred to the position of auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Astana.
Dominus Est: It Is the Lord: Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion