Thursday, December 9, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Sacrament of the Altar

As the head of the family should teach it in the simplest way to his household

What is the Sacrament of the Altar?

It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, for us Christians to eat and to drink, instituted by Christ Himself.

Where is this written?

The Holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and St. Paul the Apostle write thus:

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He brake it and gave it to His disciples, saying,

Take, eat; this is My body,
which is given for you.
This do in remembrance of Me.

After the same manner also He took the cup when He had supped, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it;
this cup is the new testament in My blood,
which is shed for you for the remission of sins. This do, as oft as ye drink it,
in remembrance of Me.

Sacramentum Altaris

quomodo paterfamilias simplicissime suam familiam de eo docere debeat

Quid est sacramentum altaris?

Sacramentum altaris est verum corpus et verus sanguis Domini nostri Iesu Christi, sub pane et vino nobis Christianis ad manducandum ac bibendum ab ipso Christo institutum.

Ubi hoc scriptum est?

Sic scribunt sancti Evangelistae, Matthaeus, Marcus, Lucas, et Sanctus Paulus:

Dominus noster Iesus Christus in ea nocte, qua traditus est, accepit panem et postquam gratias egisset, fregit et dedit discipulis suis, dicens:

Accipite, comedite. Hoc est corpus meum,
quod pro vobis datur.
Hoc facite in mei commemorationem.

Similiter et postquam coenavit,
accepit calicem et, quum gratias egisset,
dedit illis, dicens:

Bibite, ex hoc omnes. Hic calix novum testamentum est in meo sanguine, qui pro vobis effunditur in remissionem peccatorum. Hoc facite, quotiescunque biberitis, in mei commemorationem.

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