Posted: July 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Irishanglican's Weblog

“The Sacrament of the Eucharist has for some time been the subject of debate amongst us, appears to be so still, in some measure; particularly with regard to the sacrificial part of it. As it is a federal rite between God and man, so it must be supposed to carry in it something that God gives to us, and something also that we give, or present to God. These are, as it were, the two integral parts of that holy ceremony: the former may properly be called the sacramental part, and the latter, the sacrificial.  Any great mistake concerning either may be of very ill consequence to the main thing: for we either mistake the nature of God’s engagements towards us, or the nature of our engagements towards God, in that sacred solemnity, we so far defeat the great ends and uses of it, and prejudice ourselves in so doing.”

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