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Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Discerning the Body

The human spirit hungers for the wisdom of how to live according to the will of God, for knowing what to believe and how to act in ways that find peace with God.

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Church of Unity

Corpus Christi, the body and blood of Christ, is the marriage of God and us. This union took place not only in the Incarnation; it is reenacted in our Eucharists, whereby God in Christ is made one with our very flesh.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

First Century Strategies

During the Babylonian Exile Israel gradually forgot its Hebrew language and adopted the language the Babylonians spoke: Aramaic or Chaldean. They could no longer understand the Hebrew Scriptures when these were read to them.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


Listen to what the Apostle says over and over again when speaking of this sacrament: “Because there is one loaf, we, though we are many, form one body.”

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

For Paul [the Eucharist] binds one not only to Christ but also to one’s neighbors, to the Christian community, with all the obligations that entails. The Eucharist has a horizontal as well as a vertical direction.

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