January 26: Christian Anti-Semitism – Host Desecration

Host desecration

This lie, along with the Blood Libel caused the torture and death of thousands of Jews. 

The Roman Catholic Church teaches during Communion, the bread (the Host) actually becomes the body of Christ upon its sanctification (blessing.)  Therefore, any act of vandalism or defilement would be considered by the religious faithful as among the gravest of sins. 

The Jews were accused of stealing the host or acquiring it by purchase or bribery, and then to break it or seethe it, and to stick needles into it or transfix it, causing it to bleed.

Usually the accused were tortured until they confessed to crimes they didn’t commit and were then burned at the stake.


Renounce the lie:

The Jews should not be killed, because they should be left to wander the earth, until their countenances are filled with shame. (Pope Innocent III)


Replace with the truth

Jeremiah 12:14

Thus says the Lord: “Against all My evil neighbors who touch the inheritance which I have caused My people Israel to inherit—behold, I will pluck them out of their land and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.” NKJV


The lie of Host Desecration resulted in the torture and death of thousands of Jews.

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