I am in discussion with a Catholic charismatic group, with me questioning their Lord’s Day celebration wherein they celebrate by eating bread w/ cheese and drinking wine/grape juice.
For justification they quoted Nehemiah 8:9-10.
Another is the writing of Ignatius of Antioch ( To the Magnesians, 9)
I was quoted the ff:
*The celebration of the resurrection: *Ignatius of Antioch, writing within twenty years of the death of the apostle John, said, “Let every friend of Christ keep the Lord’s Day as a festival, the resurrection day, the queen and chief of all days of the week and on which our life sprang up again and victory over death was obtained in Christ” (To the Magnesians, 9).
I looked this up in Juergens Faith of Early Fathers vol.1, paragraph 45, To the Magnesians, I quote:
“If, then, those who walked in ancient customs came to a new hope, no longer sabbathing but living by the Lord on which we came to life through Him and through His death,-which some deny,-through which mystery we received faith, through which also we suffer in order to be found to be disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Teacher:-”
Would you know why the difference?
Although they say that the Lord’s Day celebration, according to them, does not replace the Eucharist nor Mass, is it not an affront to the Eucharist if they are quoting some of the same Biblical source of our Eucharistic Mass.
Much thanks for your reply/