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I’m uncomfortable with Eucharistic adoration and associated practices because of 1 Cor 10:16-17

τὸ ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας ὃ εὐλογοῦμεν, οὐχὶ κοινωνία ἐστὶν τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ;

τὸν ἄρτον ὃν κλῶμεν, οὐχὶ κοινωνία τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐστιν;

ὅτι εἷς ἄρτος, ἓν σῶμα οἱ πολλοί ἐσμεν, οἱ γὰρ πάντες ἐκ τοῦ ἑνὸς ἄρτου μετέχομεν.

“Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body”: it is precisely the act of sharing (κοινωνία) in the loaf and cup that itself forms the disparate mass of congregants into the mystical body of Christ. Without the observable, “Zwinglian” element of the Eucharist, there could be no mystical union.

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