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Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

The exact mechanism of Christ’s Presence (or not!) in the Eucharistic elements of consecrated bread and wine appears to me to be approached in a way that nothing else is. How is Christ present where you are now? How is Christ present when two or more are...
What is Consecration?

What is Consecration?

I had promised a continuation of the consecration discussion, and I want to do this now before this site’s Summer slowdown. Do go back to the post about consecration first. I must admit to more questions and points of discussion than answers. I think my...
Consecration?

Consecration?

I had a fascinating discussion recently with someone I deeply respect who kept pressing me to deeper clarification about what actually happens at baptism. What difference does it actually make? I have this conversation in mind with the news of the consecration of...
Anglo-Donatism

Anglo-Donatism

An article by the reliable Ruth Gledhill on the Christian Today website claims: As the consecration of the first female bishop [in the Church of England] approaches, Christian Today has learned that at the consecration a few days later of traditionalist priest Father...
Anaphora of Adai and Mari

Anaphora of Adai and Mari

We were recently talking about the East Syrian tradition of the Holy Qurbana (the Eucharist) of Addai and Mari (spelling varies, Addai, or Adai). The anaphora (Eucharistic Prayer) of this rite is one of the oldest we have. It is notable for lacking the Last Supper...