The Orthodox faithful receive both the “body” and “bl ood of Christ” in Holy Communion; Roman Catholics receive only the “bread,” a wafer.
Is this true? If so, why don’t Catholics receive both the body and bl ood of Christ?
According to a document I found on the internet titled THE SEVEN SACRAMENTAL MYSTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ANTIOCH which talks about how Holy Communion is given in a Maronite Catholic church compared to a Latin Catholic church
**Eucharist: THE DIVINE LITURGY
Holy Communion is given under both
Species: Host dipped into the
Precious Bl ood and received on the
Holy Communion can be given under
both Species: Host in the hand or on
the tongue and drinking from the
Anyway, if it is true that Roman Catholics don’t receive both the body and the bl ood of Christ, why don’t they receive both?
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His bl ood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My bl ood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My bl ood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My bl ood abides in Me, and I in him.