Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Christ has declared... and established

Stained glass: St. John Church ~ Fryburg, Ohio
Photo credit:  Russ Martin

(Christ) has declared the cup, a part of creation,
to be His own Blood, from which He causes our
blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation,
He has established as His own Body,
from which He gives increase to our bodies.”

Source:  St Irenaeus of Lyons,
Against Heresies, 180 AD

St. Irenaeus
125-202 AD
Disciple of Polycarp (disciple of St John the Apostle)
Bishop of Lyons, Father of the Church
Masterpiece - Adversus Haereses (Against Heresies)
FEAST DAY - June 28

The womb of Our Immaculate Mother Mary is "wholly untouched,
not dug nor sown, from heaven's dew alone, it brings forth
a Savior and provides mortal men with the Bread of angels 
and the food of eternal life." - St Irenaeus

Ste Irenaeus, ora pro nobis!

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