The Sanctifying Office Of The Church
Can. 834 §1 The Church carries out its office of sanctifying in a special way in the
sacred liturgy, which is an exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ. In the
liturgy, by the use of signs perceptible to the senses, our sanctification is symbolized
and, in a manner appropriate to each sign, is brought about. Through the liturgy a
complete public worship is offered to God by the head and members of the mystical body of
§2 This worship takes place when it is offered in the name of the Church, by persons
lawfully deputed and through actions approved by ecclesiastical authority.
Can. 835 §1 The sanctifying office is exercised principally by Bishops, who are the
high priests, the principal dispensers of the mysteries of God and the moderators,
promoters and guardians of the entire liturgical life in the Churches entrusted to their
§2 This office is also exercised by priests. They, too, share in the priesthood of
Christ and, as his ministers under the authority of the Bishop, are consecrated to
celebrate divine worship and to sanctify the people.
§3 Deacons have a share in the celebration of divine worship in accordance with the
provisions of law.
§4 The other members of Christ's faithful have their own part in this sanctifying
office, each in his or her own way actively sharing in liturgical celebrations, particularly
in the Eucharist. Parents have a special share in this office when they live
their married lives in a Christian spirit and provide for the Christian education of their
Can. 836 Since Christian worship, in which the common priesthood of Christ's faithful
is exercised, must proceed from and rest upon faith, sacred ministers are to strive
diligently to arouse and enlighten this faith, especially by the ministry of the word by
which faith is born and nourished.
Can. 837 §1 Liturgical actions are not private but are celebrations of the Church
itself as the 'sacrament of unity', that is, the holy people united and ordered under the
Bishops. Accordingly, they concern the whole body of the Church, making it known and
influencing it. They affect individual members of the Church in ways that vary according
to orders, role and actual participation.
§2 Since liturgical matters by their very nature call for a community celebration,
they are, as far as possible, to be celebrated in the presence of Christ's faithful and
with their active participation.
Can. 838 §1 The ordering and guidance of the sacred liturgy depends solely upon the
authority of the Church, namely, that of the Apostolic See and, as provided by law, that
of the diocesan Bishop.
§2 It is the prerogative of the Apostolic See to regulate the sacred liturgy of the
universal Church, to publish liturgical books and review their vernacular translations,
and to be watchful that liturgical regulations are everywhere faithfully observed.
§3 It pertains to Episcopal Conferences to prepare vernacular translations of
liturgical books, with appropriate adaptations as allowed by the books themselves and,
with the prior review of the Holy See, to publish these translations.
§4 Within the limits of his competence, it belongs to the diocesan Bishop to lay down
for the Church entrusted to his care, liturgical regulations which are binding on all.
Can. 839 §1 The Church carries out its sanctifying office by other means also, that is
by prayer, in which it asks God to make Christ's faithful holy in the truth, and by works
of penance and charity, which play a large part in establishing and strengthening in souls
the Kingdom of Christ, and so contribute to the salvation of the world.
§2 Local Ordinaries are to ensure that the prayers and the pious and sacred practices of the Christian people are in full harmony with the laws of the Church.
Jesus Explained The Eucharist The Day After Feeding The 5000
"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." John 6:53-56
Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist For All Time The Night Before He Died
"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. " Matthew 26:26-28
Today Some Cannot Accept The Gift Just As It Was In The Time Of Jesus
"'But there are some of you who do not believe.' Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, 'For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.' As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, 'Do you also want to leave?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.'" John 6:64-68
Jesus Explained That Eternal Life Is Gained Through The Spirit - Not Through The Flesh
Jesus' Flesh And Blood Are Of Divine Nature (Spirit) And Not Of This World (Flesh)
"It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." John 6:64-68
It's NOT Just Bread And Wine - It's NOT Just Crackers And Grape Juice
Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist To Nourish Us Until He Returns
Come Home To HIS Church And Accept HIS Holy Flesh And Blood
"Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." Luke 10:16
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