Mary's Little Office

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

25. What is the Holy Eucharist?

Ray Bolger receiving Holy Communion.

What is the Holy Eucharist?
The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament which contains the body and blood, soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine.  
Holy Eucharist―Good grace or Thanksgiving.

By what other names is the Holy Eucharist known?
The Holy Eucharist is also known as the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of the Altar, Holy Communion, and Viaticum.

Prayer to God's Mother

Advanced Catechism of Catholic Faith, 1922

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