Do any other faiths believe in transubstantiation?


Full Question

Do any other faiths believe in transubstantiation-- Episcopalians, for example?

Answer

The Eastern non-Catholic Churches, including the Eastern Orthodox, also share the Church's faith in transubstantiation, though they do not call it that.

Typically Episcopalians do not believe in transubstantiation but in a concept of the Real Presence that would best be termed consubstantiation (though they don't use this term), since it holds that both Christ and bread and wine are present.


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