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The Mass and the Eucharist

While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went to them.  But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. . .And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. . .When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recogtnized him; and he vanished out of their sight. . .Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.--Luke 24:15-16,27,30-31,35

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. . .And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes.--Acts 2:42,46
 
 

Questions and Answers

Q:  Was the Mass really practiced by the first Christians?
    A:   See Chapter LXVII of:  St. Justin Martyr's First Apology 148 A.D.

Q:   Do Catholics believe a miracle occurs at EVERY Mass?
    A: "Eucharist/Transubstantiation" by Frank Sheed.

Q:   When has such a miracle been substantiated?
    A: "The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano" at The Eucharistic Miracle Home Page.

Q:   Does the Bible teach that the consecrated bread is Jesus' ACTUAL flesh?
    A: "Christ in the Eucharist" at Catholic Answers (Catholic.com)

Q:   Did the first Christians believe that the consecrated bread was Jesus' ACTUAL flesh?
    A: "The Real Presence" at Catholic Answers (Catholic.com)
 
 

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