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Most Holy Body and Blood A
June 22, 2014

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

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.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

First Century Strategies

Jesus once again resorts to "anti-language." He uses familiar words like "manna" "bread come down from heaven" and "I am ..." and creates new and jarring meanings. What was he really saying?


Thoughts from the
Early Church


If you want to know what the body of Christ is, you must listen to what the Apostle tells the faithful: "Now you are the body of Christ, and individually you are members of it." It is the sacrament of yourselves that is placed on the Lord's altar, and it is the sacrament of yourselves that you receive.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

John does not regard the sacrament as a thing in itself, detached from the total saving event of Christ, but as the means by which this saving event is constantly made available for present participation in the life of the church.