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Holy Mystery of Holy Eucharist - Consecration

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and
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Eucharist
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Eucharist
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of
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Holy
Eucharist
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in Jesus Christ's
Mystical Supper

Jesus Christ's
gift of Himself
to us

The Holy Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, present under the appearance of bread and wine.

Transubstantiation

"Transubstantiation" is "the change in the bread and wine from the substance (essence) of bread and wine to the substance (essence) of the Body and Blood of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ with only the accidents (appearance), such as as taste, color, shape, and smell of bread and wine remaining".

"Transubstantiation" happens when the bread and the wine are consecrated during Divine Liturgy.

Consecration of The Bread and The Wine

The bread and the wine are sacred gifts.
The priest offers the gifts of bread and wine on behalf of the faithful. Then, he recalls the words of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on the night on which He was delivered up for the life of the world. Then, in the Epiclesis / Prayer of Consecration , he asks Holy God the Holy Spirit to come down from heaven on the gifts of bread and wine to make the bread into the Body of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, and the wine into the Blood of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, changing them by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The "Words of Institution" are the words which Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ spoke at the Mystical Supper and which the priest pronounces over the bread and the wine to the change them from the substance (essence) of bread and wine to the substance (essence) of the Body and Blood of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ with only the accidents (appearance), such as as taste, color, shape, and smell of bread and wine remaining.

After the Consecration, the Body of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread is called "Precious Body". After the Consecration, the Blood of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ under the appearance of wine is called the "Precious Blood".


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