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Dominus Est - It Is The Lord - Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion

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Dominus Est - It Is The Lord

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Originally published in Italian by the Vatican Press, this book offers readers insights into the sacrality which ought to surround the distribution and reception of Holy Communion Relying on accurate history and good theology, the author makes a plea for a return to distributing the Eucharist to kneeling communicants on the tongue — the practice now restored at papal liturgies by Pope Benedict XVI. The book comes with the endorsement of the two highest officials in the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.


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This item received 5 stars overall. A Book Every Priest Should Have

If to be brief is to be wise, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has written a very wise book indeed, at just over 60 pages. In Dominus Est-It Is the Lord!: Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion, Schneider writes a short yet forceful case for increased devotion to and reverence for the Eucharist in today’s Church.

Schneider begins by relating the experiences of his family and of trying to maintain the Catholic faith and Eucharistic devotion in his native Kazakhstan under Soviet oppression.

Drawing upon this history of Eucharistic piety, Schneider shows us in the style of a legal brief the critical importance of reverence for the Eucharist, especially during the sacred liturgy. Schneider demonstrates that how we behave and approach Our Lord in Holy Communion will have a profound effect on what we believe about this sacrament, for our doctrines and our liturgy are united. For example, he shows how Calvinist churches in Holland specifically p Full Review...

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