Having very traditional beliefs, the Catholic Church uses numerous different terms and practices that are not familiar with non-Catholics. Inside of the Discourse community, Catholics have set terms that are used widely to discuss different matters. For instances, the term “priest” is used to describe what others would typically call a “pastor.” In addition to the terms used, there are also rituals that are based on their traditional beliefs. The most drastic of them would be the Eucharist. This tradition is referred to by Catholics as “Holy Communion” and is referred to by protestants as “The Lord’s Supper.” Meg Kane described the differences by saying, “Catholics actually believe that the Eucharist is the body and blood of Christ. It has much more meaning behind it than other communion services.” (Kane). Drastically differing from other religions, Catholics believe that their priest was granted the ability by God to turn the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Chapters 61-67 contain lots of information on baptism and Eucharist. Justin went into the detail of what happens at these meetings, this was to show people that Christians were innocent people. "this is how we celebrate our worship." Justin gives us an explanation of the meaning Eucharist and a clear account of why it's celebrated.
What does the Eucharist mean to me? The Eucharist means a lot to me because the Eucharist truly is Jesus. The Eucharist brings me closer to God and makes my relationship with God stronger. Whenever I receive the Eucharist it makes me feel good knowing I’m connected with God. Lastly the Eucharist always reminds me that Jesus is always with me and always loves
The Eucharist is for people in modern times to commemorate Jesus' life. The earliest written gospel of the "Eucharista" meaning 'thanksgiving' in Greek is located in the First Epistle to the Corinthians around 55 AD in which Paul wrote to the apostles " eating the bread and drinking the cup of the lord by all and celebrating what is named the supper of the lord". This historical
Okay people, try not to laugh too loud, but I thought the bread and wine were called sacraments. Now, I find out that to be politically correct, they are referred to as the elements of the sacrament. As a Baptist, the Lord’s Supper or Communion, which are ordinances, were not commonly referred to as a sacrament which is the religious ceremony.
Communion is the second sacraments of initiation. After receiving first communion the sacrament becomes open to do every time we go to church. St Paul’s, written between 40 and 64 AD, speak of the festivity of the Eucharist and its origins in Jesus’ words and action at the last supper. “Take now and eat for this is my body” “Take this and drink for this is my
There are several different sacraments in Christianity; seven to be exact, but the two key Christian sacraments are Baptism and Eucharist. They both belong in Christianity, but not everyone practices these sacraments.
One of the main themes of the service was based around the divine liturgy, which is the considered the primary worship of the church. The Devine Liturgy is read by a combination of the priest, bishop, choir, and the church community. It is from the liturgy that the offerings of the bread and wine come from along with other prayers. It teaches that the bread and the wine “truly become the body and blood if Jesus Christ” (Sorensen). The priest, or the deacon is the ones that prepare the Eucharist, also known as the “ritual meal of bread and wine” (“Orthodox Churches" 233) as “the body and blood of Christ” (“Orthodox Churches" 233). They combine both the bread and the wine and bless these gifts to become one. They are then put into a chalice, and fed to the community through a golden spoon. While observing the taking of communion I noticed that a red cloth was held under the gold cup by acolytes, which are “altar boys who assist the adult officiants” (“Orthodox Churches" 231). The community puts their hands behind their back while taking communion so that they do not touch the gift or the priest. It is also during the time of communion that the community honors the “painted or mosaic” (“On Common Ground: World Religions in America” ) saints that are used as icons throughout the church. It was during the honoring of
When each name was said in reverence the Priest would do an invisible cross sign, symbolizing the commemoration for guarding and transmitting the special knowledge to us. There also the reciting of the Gnostic Creed. After the Hymns and the Anthem and the reciting of the Gnostic Creed, the Eucharist was taken out on a plate and and some of the clergy members pulled out a bench with symbols on it, to kneel before the priest and be hand fed the Eucharist, after which the priest said "May the body of the Lord be within you and peace be upon you." In the Holy Eucharist the belief is that the Christ descends into the bread and into the wine and is absorbed into whoever consumes it. I remember questioning why is it fed to them, I thought it must just add to the experience of the Eucharist.
Orthodox Churches view of Eucharist: strongly asserts the "Real Presence" of Jesus ' body in the Eucharist; by this the sacrament is not symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus but rather that it is his body and blood. The church reenacts the death of Jesus through this
The Lord gave us the sacrament of communion on Holy Thursday at the Last Supper. After first washing the feet of the disciples, he then did the breaking of the bread. Jesus said “Take, eat, this is my body” after Jesus said this he did the same for the wine saying “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins”. This shows us how Jesus himself is the bread and wine us Catholics receive at Holy Communion. The sacrament of Communion is the only one of the seven sacraments that we are actually receiving Jesus directly, along with having a grace bestowed upon us.
Two practices important to Christian worship usually take place in churches. These practices are (1) baptism and (2) the Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper. The ceremony of baptism celebrates an individual's entrance into Christianity. The Eucharist represents the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus shared with His disciples. Worshipers share bread and wine in the Eucharist as a sign of their unity with each other and with Jesus.
The Communion Christians have always regarded the Holy Communion as being one very important element towards achieving discipleship since the very beginning. However, the question in every Christian’s mind is “what are we doing?” it is, therefore, important to discuss what the holy communion means about theology. The Holy Communion has several names given to it. Among them are: the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, Divine Liturgy, and the Mass. Inside the New Testament, there are also varying details given there concerning what entails the Holy Communion on accounts given by Christ himself. The Holy Communion does not compare to Baptism which is another sacrament that is non-repeatable. It is repeatable to some certain degrees as it can be done on a daily basis such as those performed by the Catholic Church. In other instances, it can be conducted on a much infrequent celebration such as the ones that happen in Reformed Churches. Referring to Baptism, there are differences in the practice and its significance, and sometimes the understanding of what it means to be baptized. This has gone ahead to become e a hindrance to churches having a common celebration, but at the same time, there is some spiritual benefit that accrues to the people that partake in it. In the same way, the Eucharist possess the same characteristics. Nature of the Union of Christ and Church The Holy Communion is not just a matter of people ingathering in unity. The purpose of having the communion is so