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This is in line with what St. Ignatius, (Ephes xxi) taught, when he speaks of Christians as3. Wherefore with full assurance let us partake as of the Body and Blood of Christ: for in the figure of Bread is given to thee His Body, and in the figure of Wine His Blood; that thou by partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, mayest be made of the same body and the same blood with Him. For thus we come to bear Christ in us, because His Body and Blood are distributed through our members; thus it is that, according to the blessed Peter, we became partakers of the divine nature.
And in a famous passage, St. Gregory of Nyssa wrote:breaking one bread, which is the medicine of immortality, and the antidote that we should not die, but live for ever in Jesus Christ.
This all seems pretty clear, that the Church believe that in taking the Body and Blood of Our Lord, in addition to walking in His way, we aid the process of theosis.Since then that God —containing flesh partook for its substance and support of this particular nourishment also, and since the god who was manifested infused Himself into perishable humanity for this purpose, viz. that by this communion with Deity mankind might at the same time be deified, for this end it is that, by dispensation of His grace, He disseminates Himself in every believer through that flesh whose substance comes from bread and wine, blending Himself with the bodies of believers, to secure that, by this union with the immortal, man too may be a sharer in incorruption. he gives these gifts by virtue of the benediction through which He transelements the natural quality of these visible things to that immortal thing.