[quote=MartyL]On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took some bread, broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them saying, “Drink from it all of you: for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.”
Why then, when I go to a RC mass, do the priests only give out those little waffers? What happened to the blood?
Ordinarily, I would feel a bit put out by not getting communion as a Protestant. But … since nobody else gets the whole sacrament, I guess I shouldn’t feel too bad!
The fullness of Grace is contained in either Species, All of His Body, All of His Blood, All of His Soul, All of His Divinity. Many people cannot recieved the Most Precious Blood, due to allergies, alcoholism, etc. What should they do, do you reckon? Receive only the Most Precious Body, of course. Likewise, some others have a sensitivity to glutten and may not receive the Most Precious Body. They can receive the Most Precious Blood. I prefer to rec. Both, but one cannot always (somewhere else in these forums someone mentioned that their bishop had suspended the laity’s reception of the Most Precious Blood for the duration of flu season, due to the shortage of vaccines).