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The doctrine of real presence is that Christ is truly present in communion in more than a purely symbolic manner. Different denominations vary in how they understand that presence.

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Is it still prevalent among Roman Catholics to believe that Christ's physical body is present in the Eucharist?

Do most Roman Catholics still believe that Christ's physical body is present in the Eucharist, or do most Roman Catholics believe that it is Christ's spiritual presence in the Eucharist? It is ...
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Saints Who Correlated the Prosperity of an Age to Its Devotion to the Holy Eucharist

Consider the following quote of St. Peter Julian Eymard: An age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of ...
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Do memorialists oppose the Westminster Confession's explanation of real presence?

Many denominations affirm the doctrine of the real presence of Christ in communion, that in the communion Christ is in some sense really present in a way that is distinct from his general presence in ...
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Who is the earliest theologian arguing for a 'memorial ordinance' theory of the Eucharist as opposed to a 'real presence sacramental' one?

The Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant denominations hold to an idea of the 'real presence' when it comes to the Eucharist. Catholics understand this in terms of 'transubstantiation', Orthodox ...
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Is it impossible for Jesus to hold himself in his own hand?

As part of a refutation of the Real Presence in the Eucharist, the author claims (with his own emphasis): It is not possible since Jesus would be holding himself in his own hand (when He said, “this ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

John 6:59-60 is "Jesus said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. 60 On hearing it, many of His disciples said, “This is a difficult teaching. Who can accept it?”" The ...
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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, let us assume for the ...
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What do Lutherans mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist?

The Lutheran Church is one of several denominations that teach the Real Presence, but they don't all understand it the same way. The Lutheran understanding differs significantly from the Orthodox and ...
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What do Orthodox Christians mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist?

The Orthodox Church is one of several denominations that teach the Real Presence, but they don't all have the same understanding of this doctrine. What is the Orthodox understanding?
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What do Catholics mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist?

The Catholic Church is one of several denominations that teach the Real Presence, but they don't all have the same understanding of this doctrine. What is the Catholic understanding?
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