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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.
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