Paragraph 1353

1353. In the epiclesis, the Church asks the Father to send his Holy Spirit (or the power of his blessing178) on the bread and wine, so that by his power they may become the body and blood of Jesus Christ and so that those who take part in the Eucharist may be one body and one spirit (some liturgical traditions put the epiclesis after the anamnesis).

In the institution narrative, the power of the words and the action of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, make sacramentally present under the species of bread and wine Christ’s body and blood, his sacrifice offered on the cross once for all.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

26. Who are the principal witnesses of the obedience of faith in the Sacred Scriptures?

532. What does Jesus call for in poverty of spirit?

395. When does one commit a mortal sin?

433. Why is the Christian moral life indispensable for the proclamation of the Gospel?

277. How is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist carried out?

392. What is sin?

336. With what authority is the priestly ministry exercised?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Jacob’s Wrestle with God: What is the significance of this story for us today?

How does Lamentations address the issue of human suffering?

What is the meaning of Christ’s death and how does it bring justification to sinners?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What does the promise of salvation and redemption in the midst of judgment in Micah 2:12-13 mean?

What is the responsibility of religious leaders according to Malachi 2:7?

What is the role of the law in the Old Testament, according to Galatians 3:10-14?