What did the Church say about it’s own understanding of the Eucharist? How did the first generation of disciples of the Apostles understand the Body and Blood of Jesus? Did they say it was a symbol or was it the real thing? This is a hotly debated issue today but it wasn’t then.
It’s seems we can argue over our individual understanding of the scriptures all day long but why not listen to those who sat at the feet of the Apostles and see what they had to say. By the way, keep an eye on the dates and remember that these are the men future giants of the Church relied on to determine what is and isn’t an orthodox understanding of this issue. Continue reading