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Thomas Acquinas from the Catholic Church is the one who introduced the term "transubstantiation" and it describes the process of change itself. The Orthodox Church refuses to use the term; since it is a mystery and cannot be explained. That is why we use the term "change" and we admit that we cannot describe the process; as it is a mystery. In response and reaction to the term "transubstantiation", Martin Luther, who also rejected the term, introduced another term, "consubstantiation" meaning equal. This opened the door for the protestant denial of the reality of the change of the bread and wine to the body and the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And this is done by Divine power in this sacrament; for the whole substance of the bread is changed into the whole substance of Christ's body, and the whole substance of the wine into the whole substance of Christ's blood. Hence this is not a formal, but a substantial conversion; nor is it a kind of natural movement: but, with a name of its own, it can be called "transubstantiation."
Let me point out that we get the word "consubstantial" from Apollinaris.
Fine, but we understand the conversion of the bread and wine into the body and blood differently from RCs. They like to philosophize as to how the bread and wine change, while the Orthodox don't.
Actually, it originated from the Gnostic heretics. The phrase "mia physis" -as in "mia physis tou theo logou sesarkomene"- (supposedly) originated from Apollinaris.
Ultimately, we have drifted off topic. The point is that our venerable hierarchs seem to be hinting at the fact that the RCC does have a grace-filled Eucharist. So what are your thoughts?
Pope Shenouda and Pope Paul VI. The divine life is given to us and is nourished in us through the seven sacraments of Christ in His Church: Baptism, Chrism (Confirmation), Holy Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders.This could only be said by Pope Shenouda if he agreed that there was some life-giving quality to the Catholic experience of the sacraments.