– It is absolutely true that Jesus consecrated bread and wine separately. When Jesus distributed the bread, the wine was not consecrated and therefor the bread could not have been dipped into non-consecrated wine and given to the Apostles while wet..
Here are the 4 Biblical proofs of Jesus instituting Communion in the Hand without the consecrated wine…. “gave”, “take”
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Matt 26:26
And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke, and gave to them, and said: Take ye. This is my body. Mark 14:22
And taking bread, he gave thanks, and brake; and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me. Luke 22:19
And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. 1 Cor 11:24
The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? And the bread, which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord ? 1 Cor 10:16. (By reason we can come to the conclusion that St. Paul certainly did not go to hundreds of early Mass’s stuffing the Bread into thousands of mouths.)
The bread was distributed and Jesus “gave” it to them and said “take”. The idea that Jesus inserted it into their mouths is foreign to the words of Jesus and foreign to Jewish custom and foreign to common sense. Nothing and nobody have any factual support for the claim that Jesus deposited the bread on their tongues. That Jesus put the bread in the Apostles mouths is never supported by the Ancient Fathers and it is a forced, fanciful contrivance.
Communion in the Hand is rightly approved, valid and licit throughout most of the world.
Communion on the tongue is an invention of men not Jesus. The Eucharist was received in the hand as the original mode of Communion for the first nine centuries of Christianity. It was the original form of Communion in the early Church for the first nine centuries says the former Pope…
“Well, here again we know that until the ninth century communion was received in the hand, standing.”(Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger/ Pope Benedict XVI, God is Near Us, Ignatius Press, page 70).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms that breaking the bread then “distributing” it was Jewish custom. Not putting it into their mouths…
Is this not the same movement as the Paschal meal of the risen Jesus with his disciples? Walking with them he explained the Scriptures to them; sitting with them at table "he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." CCC 1347
The Breaking of Bread, because Jesus used this rite, part of a Jewish meal, when as master of the table he blessed and distributed the bread, above all at the Last Supper. CCC 1329
The Catechism of the Catholic Church does not call Communion on the tongue as “Sacred Tradition”. The CCC never mentions it in the section on the Eucharist 1332-1419. No mention, no quotes, no references to Communion on the tongue as Sacred tradition because it does not exist.
Nothing in the Bible can be proven “scientifically” but the words of Jesus and the Bible overwhelmingly endorse Communion in the Hand with never any reference to Communion on the tongue whatsoever.johnandannette
- Jesus never said and no Bible in the world says that touching the bread with their hands during Holy Communion
was for the Apostles only or Bishops only or priests only. Somebody made that up out of thin air.