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ANGELS AND HOLY COMMUNION

St Pachomius often saw the choirs of angels surrounding the altar during Mass. He saw the angels of God at the altar in the sanctuary, dispensing to those who were worthy the sacred Eucharist by the hand of the priest or the bishop who was dispensing them. But, if someone who was unworthy or defiled came forward to receive the Sacred Mysteries, the angel would withdraw his hand and it was the celebrant alone who dispensed the sacred Species. 

St. Pachomius: Koinonnia I G. 93a

 

 

 

 

 

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