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Monday, March 27, 2006

Diocese of Leeds, UK

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Church to be closed and Mass celebrated in local anglican cathedral. The Blessed Sacrament is also to be reserved in the anglican cathedral or perhaps better to say held captive.

What anglicans believe about the Blessed Sacrament.
taken from their 39 Articles.
Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by Holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.

The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten, in the Supper, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper, is Faith.

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was not by Christ's ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, or worshipped.