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Holy Communion and Your Guardian Angel

January 18, 2011 Length: 1:01

St. Isaac the Syrian on the joy angels experience when we receive Holy Communion.

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One thing you’ll never see in movies or on TV is angels motivating people to receive the Mystery of Holy Communion. But St. Isaac the Syrian tells us this is particularly important to the angels:

…the priest offers up the sacrifice of the Body of Him Who gives us life, and the Holy Spirit descends and consecrates the Body and Blood and grants remission to creation. The Cherubim, the Seraphim, and the angels stand with great awe, fear, and joy. They rejoice over the Holy Mysteries while experiencing inexpressible astonishment. The angel who is always by us is consoled, because he also partakes in that dread spectacle and is not deprived of that perfect intercourse.

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