On 26 May 99 at 6:53, David F. O'Keefe wrote:
> Good Morning Shae,
Good morning yerself!
> In Communion, Jesus is considered the 'Lamb of God' and the
> 'Passover Lamb' which was eaten the evening before the Israelites left Egypt.
> This is considered a religious mystery. The millions of Catholics who
> participate in the ritual sacrifice of Jesus of Nazareth are eating the
> symbolic 'Lamb of God.' They are not eating the flesh of a person,
Well, having been raised as a Roman Catholic in Ireland, and having been
taught by Christian Brothers and Jesuits (and survived to tell the
tale!), Roman Catholic doctrine was, and I don't think it has
changed, that in the sacrifice of the Mass, the bread and wine is
changed into the actual, real, body and blood of Christ, not a
symbolic body and blood. This real body is then consumed by the
> rather sacredness of the 'Lamb of God' and the Passover Sacrifice. A
> complicating factor is that Christ's parables about 'the Sower of Grain' with
> his yield adds another layer of meaning to the Eucharist. It is a religious
> mystery. Eating very small pieces of bread and a little wine do not
> constitute actual cannibalism. Obviously, this sacred food is definitely
> different from what Judeo-Christians eat in restaurants or home.
Obviously, which is one of the reasons I became disenchanted with
> Leave it to Celtic-L to pick the most interesting topics every time.
Hardly every time, but often enough to stay subscribed.