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SACRAMENTAL PRESENCE

The manner of presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. He is really, truly, and substantially "contained" under the appearances of bread and wine, in such a way that where they are and as long as they are, he is there in the fullness of his divinity and humanity.

See Also: REAL PRESENCE

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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