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  • Friday ,15 November 2019

The Secret of the Oneness of the Church

by Samia Ayyad

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Friday ,15 November 2019

The Secret of the Oneness of the Church

 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.  In the Eucharist we become one flesh to the one head of our Lord Jesus Christ because we share the one sacrifice with a righteous faith and one heart. 

HG Bishop Benjamin of Menoufia explained in his essay  The Liturgy and the Unity of the Church.  that the Church during the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Divine Liturgy lived the mystery of oneness as Saint Augustine says: The mystery of our peace and unity is on the sacred altar.

The Church lives in company that reflects union through which we become sons of the heavenly Father. We are anointed by a holy chrism in the baptism and eat his body and drink his blood to embrace eternal life and to be sons of the heavenly Father. We partake in the same sacrifice in one heart and one faith.

Jesus Christ said on Maundy Thursday “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. We share prayers and praises before the Lord to get rid of sin with the grace of God. Thus, do not let anything stop you from attending the Divine Liturgy and taking up the sacraments, so that you are filled with spiritual gifts and receive forgiveness of sins.