Liturgy & Liturgical Law Forum: liturgy rubrics
liturgy rubrics QUESTION from alexander james franco on May 1, 2002 A FELLOW parishioner recently told me he was quite disturbed when he was given the Sacred Host in Holy Communion-and the priest, on one occasion, and the extyraordinary minister on another, used the words: BoDY of JESUS rather than the usual Body of Christ? WAS HE BEING UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE OR TECHNICAL OR WAS HE CORRECT IN ASSUMING IT WAS IMPROPER FOR THE PRIEST AND THE EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER TO USE THE AFFIORMATION BODY OF JESUS ARE WE NOT RECEIVING THE RESSURRECTED BODY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE REAL PRESENCE? tHANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL MINISTRY?
ANSWER by Mr. Jacob Slavek on May 8, 2002 Dear Mr. Franco,
NO, I do not think he was being unusually sensitive. He, as do all catholics, have the right to receive the Eucharist in the manner the Church intends. Also, the priest has the DUTY to administer in the way the Church REQUIRES.
You are correct when you say that no matter what the priest (or minister) says at this point in the Mass, the Eucharist remains the same, that is, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Nonetheless the priest is obligated by Sacred Liturgy to say The Body of Christ
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