When was "host" first applied to the Eucharist?


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



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:
*]Host - Archaeological and Historical discussion[/LIST] Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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