When was "host" first applied to the Eucharist?


#1

Hi,
Since in the Bible host can mean God’s army how and when did the Eucharist come to be called The Host?

Thanks
JeanneH


#2

Dear Jeanne,

Host can mean the person who recieves or entertains, an emcee, a multitude or an army. For info on how it became associated with the Eucharist, see:
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*]Host - Archaeological and Historical discussion[/LIST] Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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