ONLY the Catholic Priest Can Administer
The Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist!
ONLY the Catholic Priest Can Administer
The Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist!
Another prevelant error and heresy which deserves immediate attention today has to do with people, other than a vaidly Ordained Catholic Priest, administering Holy Communion.
Because it is true that the Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - sacrifices Jesus Christ as the Mystical and Supernatural Unbloody Victim of the Unbloody Propitiatory Sacrificial Mass which Propitiatory Sacrifice - the Metaphysical act of the Ontological nature of which - takes place during the Double Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, so that at this Double Consecration of the material species of bread and wine, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Divine Logos, the Eternal Word of God, in Whom is life, the light of which shineth in the darkness, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, Who is True God and man, and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and of Whom we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of Grace and of Truth, and Who is truly, really, and substantially contained under the physical species of these very same sensible things, and which Propitiatory Sacrifice, both Supernaturally and Mystically, but in an unbloody manner, is a renewal of the one and only bloody Propitiatory Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary, which Jesus Christ Himself offered only once on the Altar of the Cross at Calvary unto God the Father, and which, by the means of His physical death, there to operate an eternal redemption, which is renewed, both Supernaturally and Mystically, during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, through His human instrument which is the Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, who acts in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - and which human instrument, both Supernaturally and Mystically, “sacrifices” the Propitiatory Sacrificial Victim, Jesus Christ, it is also true that, at the very same instant in which the Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - sacrifices Jesus Christ to God the Father, in this visible Propitiatory Sacrifice, such as the nature of man requires, whereby that bloody Propitiatory Sacrifice, once to be accomplished on the Cross, might be represented, and the memory thereof remain even unto the end of the world, and its salutary virtue be applied to the remission of those sins which we daily commit, and which Propitiatory Sacrifice the Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - now offers up to God the Father, the Sacred Body and Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, in the state of Victimhood, under the species of bread and wine, which unbloody Sacrifice Jesus Christ instituted as the new Passover - to wit - Himself to be immolated, under visible signs, by the Catholic Church through His human instruments in the Propitiatory Sacrificial ministry of Catholic Priests which is accomplished by the Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - and which unbloody Propitiatory Sacrifice of Jesus Christ is that clean oblation which the Lord had foretold by His Prophet Malachias:
“For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, My Name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is Sacrifice, and there is offered to My Name a Clean Oblation: for My Name is great among the Gentiles” (Malachias 1:11)and which Propitiatory Clean Oblation was prefigured by various types of bloody sacrifices during the period of nature and of the Old Law of the Old Testament, which had only a
“shadow of the good things to come” (Hebrews 10:1),in as much as this Propitiatory Clean Oblation, the unbloody, perfect, and Propitiatory Sacrifice of the Catholic Traditional Mass, comprises all of the good things signified by those imperfect sacrifices which had at best only
“weak and needy elements” (Galatians 4:9),and which became the consummation and perfection of them all, this very same Mass Celebrant, the Catholic Priest, in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - also, in this same way and at the same time, confects the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist.
“The Most Holy Eucharist has indeed this in common with the rest of the Sacraments, that it is a symbol of a Sacred thing, and is a Visible Form of an Invisible Grace; but there is found in the Eucharist this excellent and peculiar thing, that the other Sacraments have then first the power of Sanctifying when one uses them, whereas in the Eucharist, before being used, there is the Author Himself of Sanctity. For the Apostles had not as yet received the Eucharist from the hand of the Lord, when nevertheless Himself affirmed with Truth that to be His own Body which He presented [to them[. And this Faith has ever been in the Church of God, that, immediately after the [Double] Consecration, the veritable Body of our Lord, and His veritable Blood, together with His Soul and Divinity, are under the species of bread and wine; but the Body indeed under the species of bread, and the Blood under the species of wine, by the force of the words [i.e. by the Form of the Sacrament]; but the Body itself under the species of wine, and the Blood under the species of bread, and the Soul under both, by the force of that natural connection and concomitance whereby the parts of Christ our Lord, Who hath now risen from the dead, to die no more, are united together; and the Divinity, furthermore, on account of the Admirable Hypostatic Union thereof with His Body and Soul. Wherefore it is most true, that as much is contained under either species as under both; for Christ whole and entire is under the species of bread, and under any part whatsoever of that species; likewise the whole [Christ] is under the species of wine, and under the parts thereof.” (Infallible Doctrinal Roman Catholic Council of Trent, Session 13, Thursday, October 11, 1551, Chapter 3, On the Excellency of the Most Holy Eucharist over the Rest of the Sacraments, ¶ 1; emphasis added).
“And because that Christ, our Redeemer, declared that which He offered under the species of bread to be truly His own Body, therefore has it ever been a firm belief in the Church of God, and this Holy Synod doth now declare it anew, that, by the Consecration of the bread and of the wine, a conversion is made of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the Body of Christ our Lord, and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of His Blood; which conversion is, by the Holy Catholic Church, suitably and properly called Transubstantiation.” (Infallible Doctrinal Roman Catholic Council of Trent, Session 13, Thursday, October 11, 1551, Chapter 4, Transubstantiation, ¶ 1; emphasis added).
Because the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist is confected ONLY by the Catholic Priest in “Persona Christi” - in the Person of Jesus Christ - it is also true that ONLY the Catholic Priest in Persona Christi - in the Person of Jesus Christ - can Administer the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist which he confected at the instant of Sacrifice.
Because of the Transubstantiation during the Double Consecration, in the Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, in which Jesus Christ is received whole and entire in His Admirable Hypostatic Union thereof - His entire Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity - in virtue of the said act of Transubstantiation by the Catholic Priest, in Persona Christi - in the Person of Jesus Christ - it is ONLY the Catholic Priest
whom the Catholic Church permits to Administer the Transubstantiated Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and who, before he Administers the Transubstantiated Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, holds a Transubstantiated - Consecrated - Sacred Host above the Ciborium, while facing the Congregation of Catholic Laity, and, following the Catholic Traditional rubrics, says:
(in other words it is NOT a Deacon, NOT a Sub-Deacon,
NOT anyone in Minor Orders, NOT any member of the Laity)
ecce Qui tollit
behold Him Who takest away
the sins of the world.”
“And I saw: and behold in the midst of the Throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the Seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.” (Apocalypse 5:6; emphasis added).The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, is:
“standing as it [the Sacrifical Victim] were slain” (Apocalypse 5:6)because the Lamb of God is both a Propitiatory Sacrifice and a Transubstantiated - Consecrated - Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament, which Propitiatory Sacrifice is sent to God at every Holy Sacrifice of the Catholic Mass. This is why the Mass Celebrant usually says:
“upon the Golden Altar, which is before the Throne of God” (Apocalypse 8:3)
“Ite, Missa est”.The word “Mass” comes from the Old English word “Mæsse” which in turn comes from the Latin word “missa” which is the feminine form of “missus”, the past participle of “mittere” which means “to send”.
“Ite, Missa est, that is, the Victim [of the Mass - Jesus Christ] has been sent [Missa est] to God through the Angel, so that it may be accepted by God” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P. [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D., in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica, Part III, Question 83, Article 4, Reply to Objection 9).In other words, the correct Theological and Scriptural translation of Ite, Missa est in English is:
“‘Go’ [Ite], the Perfect Victim, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, ‘has been sent’ [Missa est] to ‘the Golden Altar, which is before the Throne of God’ (Apocalypse 8:3) in Heaven by the hands of His Holy Angel so that the Infinite, Perfect Victim, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, may be accepted by God the Father.”This is the logical Liturgical conclusion to the Supplices Te Rogamus:
“We humbly beseech Thee, Almighty God, command these offerings to be carried by the hands of Thy Holy Angel to Thy Altar on High, in the sight of Thy Divine Majesty, so that as many of us as shall, by partaking at this Altar, receive the Most Sacred Body and Blood of Thy Son, may be filled with every Heavenly Blessing and Grace. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.” (Missale Romanum, Prayer Supplices Te Rogamus - the third prayer after the Transubstantiation at the Double Consecration.)Therefore, in conclusion, it is ONLY the Catholic Priest who has the required power of the Sacrament of the Holy Priesthood to Administer the Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, not only to himself, but also to those Catholics who present themselves kneeling at the Communion Rail to received this Holy Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist on their tongues, just as it is only the Catholic Priest who has the required power of the Sacrament of the Holy Priesthood to Transubstantiate - Consecrate - the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, and who has the required power to send the Perfect Victim, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, to
the Golden Altar, which is before the Throne of God (Apocalypse 8:3)in Heaven by the hands of His Holy Angel so that the Infinite, Perfect Victim, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, may be accepted by God the Father.
Make no mistake about any of this.
No one else has this required power - no Deacon, no Sub-Deacon, no one in Minor Orders, no member of the Laity, has ever received this power which is received ONLY in the valid reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Priesthood in which the Ordaining Bishop Administers the Sacrament of the Holy Priesthood, which includes the power to Transubstantiate.
Infallible Doctrinal Roman Catholic Council of Trent
Lest there be any confusion as to whether or not it is ONLY the Catholic Priest who has this necessary and required power to Administer the Propitiatory Sacrificial Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist, not only to himself, but also to the Catholic Laity, the following Infallible Teaching of an Infallible Doctrinal Roman Catholic Council, along with an Infallible Roman Catholic Pope, is more than sufficient to end all doubts, questions, and objections:
“Sacrifice and Priesthood are, by the Ordinance of God, in such wise conjoined, as that both have existed in every law. Whereas, therefore, in the New Testament, the Catholic Church has received, from the institution of Christ, the Holy Visible Sacrifice of the Eucharist; it must needs also be confessed, that there is, in that Church, a new, visible, and external Priesthood, into which the Old has been transformed. And the Sacred Scriptures show, and the Tradition of the Catholic Church has always taught, that this Priesthood was instituted by the same Lord our Saviour, and that to the Apostles, and their successors in the Priesthood, was the power delivered of Consecrating, Offering, and Administering His Body and Blood, as also of Forgiving and of Retaining Sins”. (Infallible Roman Catholic Pope Pius IV, Giovan Angelo De Medici, [Friday, December 25, 1559 - Thursday, December 9, 1565] along with the Infallible Doctrinal Roman Catholic Council of Trent, Session 23, July 15, 1563, Chapter 1, On the Institution of the Priesthood of the New Law, ¶ 1; emphasis added).
IF anyone tries to tell you anything contrary
to this, that person is either ignorant or an
Modernist Heretic/NEW Theology Theologian LIAR!
“These latter days have witnessed a notable increase in the number of the enemies of the Cross of Christ, who, by arts entirely new and full of deceit, are striving to destroy the vital energy of the Church, and, as far as in them lies, utterly to subvert the very Kingdom of Christ. Wherefore, We may no longer keep silence, lest We should seem to fail in Our most Sacred Duty, and lest the kindness that, in the hope of wiser counsels, We have hitherto shown them, should be set down to lack of diligence in the discharge of Our Office” (Roman Catholic Pope Saint Pius X, Giuseppe Sarto [Tuesday, August 4, 1903 - Thursday, August 20, 1914], Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, On the Doctrine of the Modernists, Sunday, September 8, 1907, ¶ 1; emphasis added.)
“Therefore, heresy is so-called from the Greek word meaning choice, by which each chooses according to his own will what he pleases to teach or believe. But we are not permitted to believe whatever we choose, nor to choose whatever someone else has believed. We have the Apostles of God as authorities, who did not themselves of their own will choose what they would believe, but faithfully transmitted to the nations the teaching received from Christ. So, even if an Angel from Heaven should preach otherwise, he shall be called anathema” (Saint Isidore of Seville [b. Cartagena, Spain 560 A.D. - d. Seville, Spain, 636 A.D.], Bishop of Seville, Doctor of the Catholic Church, Etymologies, 8, 3; emphasis added).
“And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
“Am I then become your enemy, because I tell you the Truth?” (Galatians 4:16).
“For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the Truth, but will be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
“But though We, or an angel from Heaven, preach to you a Gospel besides that which We have preached to you; let him be anathema” (Galatians 1:8).
“Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. Jesus Christ yesterday, and today, and the same forever” (Hebrews 13:8-9).
“With the Father of light there is no change nor shadow of alteration” (James 1:17).
“God is Truth”. (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D., in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica, Part I, Question 16, Article 5; Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 93, Article 2, Reply to Objection 2. Summa Contra Gentiles, Book I, Chapter 60.)
“Truth knows no distinction of persons. Therefore, he who speaks the Truth is invincible, dispute with whom he may” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Commentary on Job, Chapter 13, Lesson 2).
“If people are scandalized at the Truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the Truth” (Saint Gregory I, the Great, [Friday, September 3, 590 - Monday, March 12, 604], Homily on Ezechiel, 7; cited by Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 43, Article 7).
“But such as dare either to put together another faith, or to bring forward or to teach or to deliver a different Creed... let them be anathema [i.e. automatically excommunicated]” (Fourth Œcumenical Council, the First Council of Chalcedon, Session 5, Sunday, October 22, 451 A.D.).
“We have only one doctrine; this is the faith of the Doctors of the Church; this is the Faith of the Holy Apostles; this is the Faith which has saved the world.” (Fourth Œcumenical Council, the First Council of Chalcedon [Sunday, October 8, 451 A.D. - Wednesday, November 1, 451 A.D.])
“If anyone rejects all ecclesiastical Tradition, either written or unwritten: let him be anathema.” (Seventh Œcumenical Council, the Second Council of Nicæa [Thursday, September 24, 787 A.D. - Friday, October 23, 787 A.D.], Anathema 4).