Catechetical Corner June 30,2019


Little Things Mean a Lot #1 If you pay close attention to the priest at the altar during the singing of the Lamb of God you will see him break off a small piece of the consecrated bread and drop it into the chalice. What’s the meaning of this small, quickly occurring act? (I’m glad you asked.) Its technical liturgical name is immixtio or commixtio, an ancient rite expressing the belief that the communio of the Eucharist occurs across space and time. Looking at the origin of this mixing in ancient practice enables us to understand the rite’s meaning today and [...]