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The Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood of Jesus

July 7, 2016

What Kind of Catholic Are You?

Only the Catholics of Apostolic tradition refer to the sacred heart and to the precious blood of Jesus. Why? There is this major difference.

From the earliest days, "Protest-tants" denied that the bread and wine, once consecrated by the actions of Christ's validly ordained priest, truly becomes the Body and Blood of Christ, while retaining the appearance of bread and wine.

To deny this truth is to become a heretic. To deny this truth is to Forego Catholicism and to become a "protest-tant."

Thus, we have the beautiful prayer of St. John Chrysostom:

I believe, O Lord, and I confess, that Thou Art truly the Christ, the Son of the living God, who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am, chief. And I believe that this is truly Thine own immaculate Body and that this is truly thy own precious blood. Wherefore, I pray thee, have mercy me and forgive my transgressions, both voluntary and involuntary; of word and of deed; of knowledge and of ignorance; and make me worthy to partake without condemnation of Thine immaculate Mysteries, unto remission of my sins and unto life everlasting. Amen.

Of thy Mystic Supper, O Son of God, accept me today as a communicant for I will not speak of thy mysteries to thine enemies. Neither will I give thee a kiss as did Judas, but like the thief will I confess, "Remember me, O Lord, in thy Kingdom."

Not unto judgement, nor unto condemnation be my partaking of thy Holy Mysteries, O Lord, but unto the healing of soul and body.  - Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

The Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood are Christ in our midst, His gifts to us in the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in which we receive Christ himself in Holy Eucharist.

Read and contemplate Fr. Trinchard's perspective.

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