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"THE HOLY EUCHARIST A COMFORT TO THE
BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY,
IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN OXFORD, ON THE FOURTH
SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
REV. E. B. PUSEY, D.D.
REGIUS PROFESSOR OF HEBREW, CANON OF CHRIST CHURCH, AND LATE FELLOW OF
PUBLISHED BY JAMES A. SPARKS,
No. 109 Nassau Street.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
SEP 4 1934
"The true understanding of this fruition and union which is betwixt the body and the head, betwixt the true believers and Christ, the ancient Catholic Fathers both perceiving themselves, and commending to their people, were not afraid to call this Supper, some of them, the salve of immortality and sovereign preservative against death; other, a deifical communion; other, the sweet dainties of our Saviour, the pledge of eternal health, the defence of faith, the hope of the resurrection; other, the food of immortality, the healthful grace, and the conservatory to everlasting life. All which sayings both of the holy Scripture and godly men, truly attributed to this celestial banquet and feast, if we would often call to mind, O how would they inflame our hearts to desire the participation of these mysteries, and oftentimes to covet after this bread, continually to thirst for this food!"-Homilies, 1st Part of the Sermon on the Sacrament.