Religion: For Air Raids

Central act of the Roman Catholic faith is the sacrifice of the Mass, which commemorates and re-enacts the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Central mystery of the Mass is the consecration, by the celebrant, of the Host (wheaten wafer) and wine, which become, according to Catholic belief, transubstantiated into the Body and Blood of the Lord, and are consumed by the celebrant. Later, smaller wafers ("particles"), which are consecrated (and thus transubstantiated) at the same time, are distributed in Holy Communion. There must be some left over, to be placed in the tabernacle on the altar. These reserved Hosts...

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