Could a Catholic explain what the transfiguration is, and….?

also how the body of Christ is in every eucharist?

Just quick basic explanation, a long cut & paste will probably start to sound like bla bla bla after a couple sentences.


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  • ok ill try to make this short and sweet. in john 6 Jesus explains that His body is food and His blood is drink. In verse 53 He says,"unless you eat My body and drink My blood, you have NO life within you. the transfiguration was when Jesus showed Himself in His God form to Peter and Moses and Elijah came down.

  • Transubstantiation(which is what I think you meant) is when God (yes, God, not the priest) is said to transform the substance(important term), or what it is made of, into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ. The accents(another important term), or what it looks, tastes, and feels like, stays the same. In rare instances there have been Eucharistic miracles where the accents have changed as well. (just google "Eucharistic miracle")

    If by asking how He's in every Eucharist you are wondering why we haven't run out of Jesus yet - that's just considered part of the miracle.

    That's the "what" of it. If you ever want the "why", definitely try a Catholic apologetics site. Far more detail is needed than can be properly given here.

  • At the Last Supper, Jesus said, “Take this bread. It is my body.” Then he said, “Take this and drink. This is my blood. Do this in memory of me.”

    Catholics believe this was the First Eucharist, that through a miracle the bread and wine actually became the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

    Catholics reenact the Last Supper during every Mass, where God, acting through the priest, changes the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

    This is a great sacrament of thanksgiving and unity of Catholics.

    By the way, the Eastern Catholic, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, the Lutheran and many Anglican Churches also believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. This is more than half of all Christians in the world.

    For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 1322 and following:

    With love in Christ.

  • Transfiguration------

    The Transfiguration of Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as His Baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension its end. Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by St. Matthew (17:1-6), St. Mark (9:1-8), and St. Luke (9:28-36), while St. Peter (II Peter 1:16-18) and St. John (1:14), two of the privileged witnesses, make allusion to it.

    About a week after His sojourn in Cæsarea Philippi, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them to a high mountain apart, where He was transfigured before their ravished eyes. St. Matthew and St. Mark express this phenomenon by the word metemorphothe, which the Vulgate renders transfiguratus est. The Synoptics explain the true meaning of the word by adding "his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow," according to the Vulgate, or "as light," according to the Greek text.

    This dazzling brightness which emanated from His whole Body was produced by an interior shining of His Divinity. False Judaism had rejected the Messias, and now true Judaism, represented by Moses and Elias, the Law and the Prophets, recognized and adored Him, while for the second time God the Father proclaimed Him His only-begotten and well-loved Son. By this glorious manifestation the Divine Master, who had just foretold His Passion to the Apostles (Matthew 16:21), and who spoke with Moses and Elias of the trials which awaited Him at Jerusalem, strengthened the faith of his three friends and prepared them for the terrible struggle of which they were to be witnesses in Gethsemani, by giving them a foretaste of the glory and heavenly delights to which we attain by suffering.


    When at his Last Supper, Jesus said: "This is my body", what he held in his hands still had all the appearances of bread: these "accidents" remained unchanged. However, the Roman Catholic Church believes that, when Jesus made that declaration, the underlying reality (the "substance") of the bread was converted to that of his body. In other words, it actually was his body, while all the appearances open to the senses or to scientific investigation were still those of bread, exactly as before. The Church holds that the same change of the substance of the bread and of the wine occurs at the consecration of the Eucharist.

    Because Christ, risen from the dead, is living, the Church holds that, when the bread is changed into his body, not only his Body is present, but Christ as a whole i.e. body and blood, soul and divinity.

  • You mean transubstansiation. Ok Umm it's basically when the priest asks God to change the wine and the wafers into Christ's body and blood so we can eat it without throwing up being cannibals.

    I'll break it down for you :

    Trans means change. So the word means the process of changing substance not by physical or molecular means but by substance means. Scientifically it's still a wafer and wine. Spiritually, it's the body and blood of Christ.

  • It's called transubstantiation, not transfiguration.

    The "Substance" of bread is not the nature of bread.

    The substance of anything material is a bunch of quarks and gluons. Quantum physics asserts that quarks and gluons being fundamental constituents of all matter, can take on any nature.

    The nature of Christ is in the substance of the bread.

  • transfiguration is when Jesus was on a mountain and becameall dressed in white and became holy i go to a catholic school

  • In Harry Potter transfiguration is when one thing is magically turned into another! Woo!

    It's their religious belief that when the bread is cooked a certain way and blessed that it turns into the body of Christ.

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