‘The Church is nourished spiritually at the twofold table of God’s word and of the Eucharist’ GIRM 28
Origen (254 AD) 'when you receive the body of the Lord, how you protect it with all caution and veneration lest any small part fall from it…But if you are so careful to preserve his body, and rightly so, how do you think that there is any less guilt to have neglected God’s Word than to have neglected his body?' Homily on Exodus 13.3
Caesarius of Arles (542 AD) … God’s Word is not less than Christ’s Body… One who listens negligently to God’s Word is just as guilty as one who, through carelessness, allows Christ’s Body to fall to the ground'. Sermon 300.2
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