The Eucharist

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The Eucharist

The Church teachings on EucharistThe Catholic Church teaches that during the moment of the Consecration of Mass (which is the highest point in the Mass), the bread and wine truly transform into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ The Body and Blood of Christ is received by recipients of the MassThe individual receives Christ when they consume Holy Communion and He is present within them Jesus is fully divine and fully human Christ’s teachingsThe Last Supper, was Jesus’ last meal before His Crucifixion which He shared with His disciples Jesus informed them that one of them would betray HimHe instituted the Eucharist where he took bread, broke it and gave thanks saying ‘This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me’.

The Eucharist

History of the EucharistThe Last Supper occurred where Jesus ate His final meal with his disciples before His crucifixion and told them that one of them will betray himJesus broke bread referring to it as His body and wine referring to it as His blood and said ‘Do this in memory of me’This initiated His sacrifice for human kind and for our sins The Last Supper was Jesus’ last meal, as his crucifixion was the following dayInitiating from the Last Supper and Jesus dying for everyones’ sins, this established the new religion, Christianity which was established through Christ’s suffering and deathAfter the death and suffering of Christ, a common practice amongst new believers was to recite what occurred on Last Supper and pray to God.

The Eucharist Celebration- The Eucharist is celebrated in memory of Christ’s suffering, death and Resurrection - The Eucharist was instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper and has been passed on through time until today - The celebration is conducted during each Mass in the midpoint of the service - Celebrants consume the bread and wine transformed into Christ’s body and blood by the priest in remembrance of Jesus- Many Christian’s include the Eucharist in their mass For Catholics, the Eucharist is the third sacrament of the Church

The Eucharist as a sacramentThe Eucharist is considered one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic church and is celebrated after the sacraments of Baptism and ReconciliationThe sacrament of the Eucharist is celebrated where the candidate receives the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time

Transubstantiation: Where the bread and wine used in the sacrament of the Eucharist become truly, the Body and Blood of Christ.

The value of the Eucharist in the lives of Catholic Christians - The Eucharist empowers Catholics to live the life Jesus intended which was a life of love and happiness - It is a gift that also empowers us to live with Christ in unity - It’s an important aspect of the lives of Catholic Christians which draws them to a closer relationship with God through the sacrament The Eucharist is of an important value to Christian’s as it leads them to follow key concepts instituted by Jesus such as forgiveness, compassion and love.


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