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Admonition One- divided according to the Office

The Body of the Lord 

Day 1:The Lord Jesus said to His disciples: “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me. If you had known Me you would, without

doubt, have known My Father also: and from now on you shall know Him, and you have seen Him.

Philip said to Him: Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus said to him: Have I been so long a time with you and have you not known Me? Philip, they that see Me, see the Father also.

How can you say, Show us the Father?” The Father “lives in inaccessible light,” and “God is a spirit,” and “no human has seen God at any time.” Because God is a spirit, it is only by the spirit that He can be seen, for “it is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing.”

Day 2:For neither is the Son, (inasmuch as He is equal to the Father), seen by anyone other than the Father, other than by the Holy Spirit. So, all those who saw the Lord Jesus Christ according to his humanity, and did not see and believe according to the Spirit and the Divinity, that He was the Son of God, were condemned.

In like manner, all those who behold the Sacrament of the Body of Christ (in the form of bread and wine, which is sanctified by the word of the Lord) upon the altar in the hands of the priest, and who do not see and believe according to the Spirit and Divinity that it really is the most holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, are condemned.. The Most High having declared it when God said, “This is My Body, and the Blood of the New Testament,” and “those that eat My Flesh and drink My Blood have everlasting life.”

Day 3: So they who have the Spirit of the Lord, (which dwells in Gods faithful people), they, are the ones who receive the most holy Body and Blood of the Lord.  All others who do not have this same Spirit (and who presume to receive Him), eat and drink judgment to themselves.

“O ye human, how long will you be dull of heart?” Why will you not know the truth and “believe in the Son of God?” Behold daily He humbles Himself as when from His “royal throne” He came into the womb of the Virgin.  Daily He Himself comes to us with like humility; daily He descends from the bosom of His Father upon the altar in the hands of the priest.

Just as He appeared in true flesh to the Holy Apostles, so now He shows Himself to us in the sacred Bread.  The Apostles, by means of their human eyes, saw only His flesh.  Yet when contemplating Jesus with their spiritual eyes, the Apostles believed Him to be God.

So today we, seeing the bread and wine with our human eyes, see and firmly believe it to be His most holy Body and true and living Blood.  In this way our Lord is ever with His faithful.  For, as He Himself said: “Behold I am with you all days, even to the end of the world.”



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