The Epiclesis

29 Jan

The Action of The Holy Spirit to allow for the Offerings of Bread(Latin or Roman Rite is Unleavened, as Matzoh was eaten as The Body of Christ at The Last Supper. Byzantine Rite uses Leavened Bread, as for the Action of The Holy Spirit), to become The Body & Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
I was reading from The St. Joseph Daily Missal from 1956. The belief in the Latin(Roman)Rite was that the Words of Institution were enough to change the Bread and Wine into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. But, at The Closing Prayer of The Roman Canon, this action of The Holy Spirit is in the form of “In The Unity of The Holy Ghost”, which is Implication.
Now in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, at the end of The Words of Institution, The Words of Institution are Not Enough & The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is called upon to complete this action.
In The Ordinary Rite of The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, The Holy Spirit is called down 1st.
In The Tridentine Latin Mass, The Holy Spirit’s Action is Implied at the End of The Roman Canon. In both the Ordinary Form of Mass & in the Divine Litugies of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil, Martyr, the Action of The Holy Spirit is Explicit. Both Forms for Consecration are Valid.

Pax Domine Sit Semper Vobiscum!

M

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