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12 Quotes from the Church Fathers on the Eucharist


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Philip Kosloski - published on 09/26/21

From the very beginning the Church Fathers believed that the Eucharist was the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

When reading the writings of the Church Fathers on the Eucharist, it is clear that they believed in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.

To help illustrate that point, here is a small selection of quotes from the early Church Fathers that detail their beliefs about the Holy Eucharist. After reading these, it becomes clear how the Church has passed on this teaching over the years virtually unchanged.

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