Episcopalian


#1

A FRIEND OF MINE, AN EPISCOPALIAN, SAID SHE BELIEVES SHE RECEIVES THE TRUE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST AT MASS IN HER CHURCH. I THOUGHT NO BUT WAS NOT SURE WHY. CAN YOU EXPLAIN? THANK YOU


#2

Episcopal Churches do not possess valid Holy Orders. As such, their priests cannot consecrate the bread and wine. The *Catechism of the Catholic Church * (CCC) explains: “Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, ‘have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders.’ It is for this reason that, for the Catholic Church, Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible. However these ecclesial communities, ‘when they commemorate the Lord’s death and resurrection in the Holy Supper . . . profess that it signifies life in communion with Christ and await his coming in glory.’” (CCC 1400)


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