ASK FATHER: Do we receive also the Holy Spirit in Communion? | 6/19/2019 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →
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Father, as the solemnity of the Holy Trinity is close ahead, a friend of mine was wondering: if the Trinity can never be split, do we receive the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist?

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I thought not exactly, since it’s the Body of Christ that was given to us on the Cross and I also thought that if saying that either the Father or the Holy Spirit died or suffered is a heresy, then it would be wrong to do such a connection in the Sacrament offered at the Altar of the Cross, the Supper of the Lamb and the Sacrifice of Christ.

When we receive the Eucharist, we receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. Christ is pre-eminently and substantially present in the Eucharist.

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However, the Holy Trinity is a community of Divine Persons in perfect unity....
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