=Vanny;11018179]What is the difference between Catholic and Lutheran communion? As a Lutheran, we believe in the real presence, but I’ve been told not in the sam way as Catholics do-or is it just that (Lutherans_ don’t have apostolic succession in the way Catholics do so Catholics believe the bread and wine isn’t really blessed?
As a WELS Lutheran we believe in the real presence and are not allowed to throw away the wafers once they’ve been blessed nor the wine.
Hubby and I have been reading the CCC
Our God: Jesus Christ is "really, Truly and Substanually PRESENT in Catholic Holy Communion BUT only a reminder for our Luthgern Brethern. This is because of Luthers Schism with the RCC removing their DIRECT Apostolic Succession.
Actually comparing the TWO, it IS the Catholic Holy Communion that IS Bless and NOT the Luthern. This is what we term [theologically] Transunstanuation.
From Fr. hardon’s Catholic Dictionary
“TRANSUBSTANTIATION. The complete change of the substance of bread and wine into the substance of Christ’s body and blood by a validly ordained priest during the consecration at Mass, so that only the accidents of bread and wine remain. While the faith behind the term was already believed in apostolic times, the term itself was a later development. With the Eastern Fathers before the sixth century, the favored expression was meta-ousiosis “change of being”; the Latin tradition coined the word transubstantiatio, “change of substance,” which was incorporated into the creed of the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215. The Council of Trent, in defining the “wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and the whole substance of the wine into the blood” of Christ, added “which conversion the Catholic Church calls transubstantiation” (Denzinger 1652). After transubstantiation, the accidents of bread and wine do not inhere in any subject or substance whatever. Yet they are not make-believe; they are sustained in existence by divine power. (Etym. Latin trans-, so as to change + substantia, substance: transubstantiatio, change of substance.)”
Yours is a pious act that God appreciates. BUT it is NOT Christ Himself in your Host.:rolleyes:
God Bless you both!
Patrick PJM here on CAF