Sacrament of the Eucharist. What do you think are some things that set us apart as a Catholic school? The Eucharist is referred to as the “source and summit of the Christian life.” ( Lumen Gentium )
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What do you think are some things that set us apart as a Catholic school?
Other names: The Lord’s Supper, the Breaking of Bread, the Holy Sacrifice, the Divine Liturgy, Holy Communion, Blessed Sacrament, the Real Presence
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food and my blood true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.”John Chapter 6 con’t
Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper on the night before he died (Holy Thursday) (Lk. 22:19-20).
Apostolic Tradition – explains how the early Christians celebrated the Eucharist. Common structure of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Presided by the bishop or priest.
The Council of Trent established a uniformed way of offering the Mass. For many centuries, the Tridentine Mass (Missal of Pope Pius V) was the form of liturgy used in the Latin-West.
The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) permitted the use of the vernacular, known as the Novus Ordo(New Mass; Missal of Paul VI), but retained the fundamental structure of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The sacrifice of Christ on the Cross is the one eternal sacrifice re-presented – made present to us, on the here and now.
St. Paul tells us that we should not receive the Eucharist “unworthily” (1 Cor. 11:27-29)