Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Truth Himself speaks truly

“In Cana of Galilee Christ changed water into wine,
and shall we think Him less worthy of credit when He changes
wine into His Blood?” - St Cyril of Jerusalem

Wedding at Cana in Galilee stained glass image

"Since Christ Himself said in reference to the bread: "This is My Body," who will dare remain hesitant? And since with equal clarity He asserted: "This is My Blood," who will dare entertain any doubt and say that this is not His Blood?...

You have been taught these truths. Imbued with the certainty of faith, you know that what seems to be bread is not bread but the Body of Christ, although it seems to be bread when tasted. You also know that what seems to be wine is not wine but the Blood of Christ although it does taste like wine."
- From a catechetical instruction given by Saint Cyril of Jerusalem for his successor John in the 4th century

St Cyril of Jerusalem
Bishop of Jerusalem
Doctor of the Church
FEAST DAY - March 18
St Cyril admonished catechumens surrounded by heresy:
 "Make your fold with the sheep; flee from the wolves:
depart not from the Church."
St Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us!

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