I have two questions that I’m wondering about…
I heard the Catholic Church teaches that the Orthodox have a valid Eucharist, but the Anglicans do not, and this has something to do with Apostolic Succession.
is this true?
If so, why do the Orthodox have Apostolic Succession, and why do Anglicans do not?
(I’m looking for the Catholic perspective on this but other perspectives are welcome too).
I was also wondering, do only the Catholic and the Orthodox churches have the Eucharist? (the Real Presence)… do all Protestants not have it, even if they believe in it? why is Apostolic Succession important for having the Eucharist? (in other words…why does a validly ordained priest need to do it)
I’m not questioning this btw, I believe what the Church teaches I just want to know…
I have a Protestant friend who believes in the Real Presence and believes that Jesus is present in any Communion: even when people think it’s a symbol. She doesn’t believe the consecration is necessary. I’d disagree, but we can also say that we know where the Eucharist is, not where it isn’t?
I know it’s in the Church for sure