The following video is in Spanish with English subtitles. I have read much about the Lanciano miracle, but never heard of this one.
Hey Classical, I’m not able to view it on my ipad mini. Ill check it out on my desktop tomorrow.
As far as Eucharistic miracles the earliest Christians believed that the body and blood of Christ resided over consecrated host from the earliest beginnings of Christianity. It started with the students of the apostles who were taught personally by the apostles and they end turn passed the teaching down to their successors the early church fathers.
Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest Christians, who studied under the feet of the apostle John (hence why he is called an apostolic father) described the eucharist as something all Christians during his time (late first to early second century) were required to believe in as the apostle John passed this teaching down to him.
Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Smyrnaeans, Chapter 6, 110 A.D.:
Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God … They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, raised up again. They who deny the gift of God are perishing in their disputes.
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Smyrnaeans, 8:1, 110 A.D.:
Let that Eucharist be held valid which is offered by the bishop or by the one to whom the bishop has committed this charge. Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Romans, 7, 110 A.D.:
I desire the Bread of God, the heavenly Bread, the Bread of Life, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who became afterwards of the seed of David and Abraham; I wish the drink of God, namely His blood, which is incorruptible love and eternal life.
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Philadephians, 4:1, 110 A.D.:
Be ye careful therefore to observe one eucharist (for there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup unto union in His blood; there is one altar, as there is one bishop, together with the presbytery and the deacons my fellow-servants), that whatsoever ye do, ye may do it after God.
Justin Martyr, Apology, I.66-67, 2nd century:
Communion in the Body and Blood of Christ
It is allowed to no one else to participate in that food which we call Eucharist except the one who believes that the things taught by us are true, who has been cleansed in the washing unto rebirth and the forgiveness of sins and who is living according to the way Christ handed on to us. For we do not take these things as ordinary bread or ordinary drink. Just as our Savior Jesus Christ was made flesh by the word of God and took on flesh and blood for our salvation, so also were we taught that the food, for which thanksgiving has been made through the word of prayer instituted by him, and from which our blood and flesh are nourished after the change, is the flesh of that Jesus who was made flesh. Indeed, the Apostles, in the records left by them which are called gospels, handed on that it was commanded to them in this manner: Jesus, having taken bread and given thanks said,
Do this in memory of me, this is my body.'' Likewise, having taken the cup and given thanks, he said,This is my blood’’, and he gave it to them alone.
Iranaeus was a student of the apostlic father polycarp who in turn was a student of The apostle John.
St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies, [5,2,2] 180 A.D.:
If the body be not saved, then in fact, neither did the Lord redeem us with His Blood; and neither is the cup of the Eucharist the partaking of His Blood nor is the Bread which we break the partaking of His Body . . . He has declared the cup, a part of creation, to be His own Blood, from which He causes our blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation, He has established as His own Body, from which He gives increase to our bodies.
Thank you, Wallstreeter! I used to have a book written by Fr. John Hardon on the writings of the Apostles and those who succeeded them in the first 300 years of the Church and beyond. It included the Didache (sp?) and all of the Fathers of the church. I never got through it completely. It was a terrific book, too…don’t remember the exact title, though…brain cells…you know!