"Eucharist" Essays and Research Papers

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Eucharist is the central rite of the Christian religion, in which bread and wine are consecrated by an ordained minister and consumed by the minister and members of the congregation in obedience to Jesus' command at the Last Supper, "Do this in remembrance of me." In the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, and in the Anglican, Lutheran, and many other Protestant churches, it is regarded as a sacrament, which both symbolizes and effects the union of Christ with the faithful. Baptists and others...

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The Eucharist

many of those who practice it do not claim to understand it. It is viewed as sacred and is even supposed to be miraculous. 2) The ceremony is the Eucharist— part of the Catholic Mass when the priest says a blessing over the bread and wine and the congregation is invited to receive Christ in Holy Communion. 3) It is not hard to see why the Eucharist is viewed as miraculous because The Church teaches that the bread and the wine are miraculously transformed into the literal body and blood of Christ—a...

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Eucharist, a sacrament of Initiation, is a very important sacrament of the Catholic Church as it is the consummation between God and His people. This sacrament celebrates the essence of Christ and His sacrifice for us. The word Eucharist means to “give thanks”; it means that we should celebrate this sacrifice and praise Him for it. We should celebrate the Eucharist with extreme reverence and joy. The Catholic Church teaches very specific details about this specific sacrament regarding transubstantiation...

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The Eucharist: Summary

The Eucharist: Summary Eucharist History -reenacts the closing events of jesus' life -links past-present-future one ceremony -powerful, meaningful ritual -last of the 3 sacraments of initiation -prescribed by christ -have to see the eucharist as body, not bread Eucharist celebrates -"a way of remembering" -daily reminder of Gods love -jesus shared bread at last supper/do this in memory of me -a thanksgiving...

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Real Presence: Eucharist

blood is true drink,”(John 6:55) when the disciples were gathered for the Last Supper before Jesus died on the cross. The intention of Jesus’s saying was not of a metaphor but to be accepted literally which is done so by the Catholic church. The Eucharist is a sacrament of the last supper. It involves sacred elements that go through transubstantiation, a change in the substance, essence. This theological concept can be referred to as a Real Presence, in which the bread and wine changes its substance...

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Origin of the Holy Eucharist

Introduction A. Origin of the Holy Eucharist The Eucharist also called Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord's Supper, and other names, is a Christian sacrament or ordinance. It is reenacted in accordance with Jesus' instruction at the Last Supper as recorded in several books of the New Testament, that his followers do in remembrance of Him as when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and gave them wine, saying, "This is my blood". ...

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The Eucharist Sacrament, Signs & Symbols

The Eucharist Sacrament, Signs & Symbols The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence. The seven formal sacraments are identified as; baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, anointing, holy orders and marriage. Sacraments entail symbols and signs. Symbols are objects or patterns that are used to represent an invisible reality. Each symbol and sign work...

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St Ignatius of Loyola Eucharistic Beliefs

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) lived during the early beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. With this Protestant Reformation came many new views of the Eucharist. Martin Luther, who many people consider to be the launching pad of the Protestant Reformation, believed in the idea of consubstantiation. Consubstantiation is the idea that the substances of Jesus’ body and blood are present alongside the substances of bread and wine. Martin Luther disagreed with the Church’s teaching of transubstantiation...

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Hint of an Explination

importance of the Eucharist. This short story focuses on the Priest named David sharing a personal story from his childhood. The importance of his story is that the Eucharist or Host is literally the Host of the Lord. The Eucharist is one of the most important sacraments that Catholics receive on a weekly basis. This host represents not only God entering our bodies through that little wafer we consume during mass, but the covenant that we had made with Him during the Last Supper. The Eucharist is the Body...

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Mr Kane Venables

interested in knowing why and how the Eucharist is the pinnacle of catholic worship, so, I see it as my duty and honour to explain this to you. The word Eucharist is derived from the Greek word eukharistia, meaning thanksgiving. It is called this because when we consume the host during the liturgy of the Eucharist, we are giving thanks to the Lord and his son Jesus Christ for the sacrifice made by Jesus at his crucifixion. When we celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist, we do it as a community, in memory...

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