Communion requires both the wine and the bread

March 28th 2024
During the last supper with his disciples, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to them saying, ‘Take, eat, for this is my body.’ Then he took a cup of wine, blessed it, and gave it to them saying, ‘Take this, drink it, for this is my blood. Do this in memory of me.’ The priest repeats these very same words and gestures at Mass when celebrating Communion. We cannot understand the true significance of Mass unless we realize that the Communion is the most meaningful part of a magic ceremony, in which bread and wine represent the two eternal principles – masculine and feminine – the foundation of all creation.
Then why is it that the faithful of the Catholic Church take communion only with bread – the host, Christ’s body – representing the masculine principle? Wine – the blood of Christ – representing the feminine principle, is reserved solely for the priests. The faithful are therefore nourished with one principle only, the masculine principle: the feminine principle is missing. Yet true Communion requires the presence of both principles.*
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