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Resurrection of Jeus

The Resurrection: Hocus Pocus?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
J. Randall O'Brien

While breaking the bread for communion, Medieval priests chanted in Latin, "Hoc est corpus" ("this is the body.") Confused churchgoers referred to the phrase as "hocus pocus." Ever since then, though perhaps much sooner, clergy talk has had an image problem.