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OK, I'll bite. I get the first three, but the fourth you'll have to explain.
The only (and therefore "ordinary") minister of the Eucharist is an ordained priest (or bishop) [CCC 1411]. There is no such thing as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, because to "administer the Eucharist" means to confect the Eucharist (the "thanksgiving", the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass).There are ordinary and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, however. This designates the difference between the terms "Eucharist" and "Holy Communion": the distribution and consumption of the Precious Body and Blood of our Lord is "Holy Communion", whereas the confection of said is the Eucharist proper.
I never knew that fine distinction, thank you for the clarification. I felt like the two terms were NOT interchangeable but I didn't know exactly why. Thank you!
Well then, I'm glad I could help. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Happy Thanksgiving.
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