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Eucharist is sometimes commonly referred to as communion. It is a symbolic act performed by Christian religions. It involves taking in a small piece of consecrated bread to represent Christ's body, and a drink to represent Christ's blood. Traditionally, the drink was wine, but some Christian religions have adapted this to grape juice or water, depending on their beliefs.
Answer The Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the United States are member churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. There was an historical response to the Roman Catholic understanding of the nature of the Eucharist in the 39 Articles of Religion, formulated after the Chur…
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Answer As long as you are a baptized Catholic in good standing (i.e. no public scandal) and you intend to marry another Catholic, you may be married. Having received your First Communion is not necessary in order to be married in the Church, although it might be a fine thing to do in order to bet…
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The typical communion for a Christian is a service where they take a cup of wine and cracker to remember the death and resurection of Jesus Christ. This was initiated by Jesus when he held a Passover service, which the Church call "the Last Supper". Jesus said "do this in remembrance of me". He said…
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Holy Qurbana is equivalent to Roman Catholic's "Communion" or "Mass". It is direct participation in the body and blood of Jesus Christ, just as he celebrated on the day of Passover. It is one of the sacraments of the Indian Orthodox Church. It is a spiritual cleansing and a means of uniting with God…
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More answers from our community: The Second Vatican Council (commonly called Vatican II) called for a modernization of some church practices as a means of opening a dialogue with the world and better spreading the good news of the Gospel. Contrary to some belief, Vatican II changed no doctrines of…
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If its her communion then a white communion dress that can be purchased at a local store or mall. If she is attending someone else's communion then a appropriate dress or skirt outfit but not white or black.. Something that you would be proud to see you child in to church...she should wear a poofy w…
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by receiving the Eucharist, you are (according to catholics) the body of Christ,therefore with his body and blood you have the power to do your best. It will enable you to meet the temptations and overcome them & be a roll model for all. In that way you can make many difference's, not only in yo…
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Answer to be a catholic in good standing, meaning that you go to church on sunday, and i believe you go to some sessions with the communicant before the first communion, and i think when they receive communion you place your hand on them. It is awesome,girl or boy!
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When Jesus was pierced by the Roman soldier, water and blood came from the wound, signifying that He was already dead. However, since the Last Supper says, "This is my blood..." and the body had both water AND blood in it, the Anglicans add water to the wine on the theory of transubstantiation.Water…
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Eucharist is one of the sacraments of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. It consists of celebrating communion: host, or wafer, a type of bread, is believed to turn into the body of Christ, and wine is believed to turn into blood of Christ. The bread and wine are offered to the congregation. A corr…
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The Catholic faith teaches that the priest consecrates the bread and wine into the ACTUAL body and blood of Jesus Christ. Catholics believe through the process of transubstantiation, Jesus Christ is LITERALLY present in the Eucharist, NOT a symbol. Protestants however, believe the bread and wine to …
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It would seem that, historically, Catholic deacons would have always been ministers of Holy Communion. For some centuries, as attested by Justin Martyr, Cyprian of Carthage and others, deacons were the only ministers of communion - even presbyters (priests) had to receive communion from the deacons …
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These are the ones I could think of. Not all of them celebrate communion each week but they all take the Eucharist: Anglicans, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, United Methodists, Baptists, Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-Day Adventists, Reformed/Presbyteri…
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Catholics do not take communion, they receive communion.
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I know of no Christian church that restricts anything to a menstruating woman. As men and women are 'heirs together of the grace of life' and God who made man (generic) made the species homo sapiens both male and female and since the New Testament, which is clearly the context of the question, spe…
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Christian theology Many Christian denominations classify the Eucharist as a sacrament.[25] Some Protestants prefer to call it an ordinance, viewing it not as a specific channel of divine grace but as an expression of faith and of obedience to Christ. Many Christians, even those who deny that there…
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act of reverence or worship;feeling of profound devotion. In the Catholic Chruch, Adoration usually refers to the act of "adoring" the blessed sacrament, or Eucharist. The Eucharist is held in what is called a monstrance for people to come and spend time in front of Jesus. adoration comes from the …
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Usually once a week, but maximum is twice a day.
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I am not a Catholic, but I would think that they would follow the Biblical instruction, that "AS OFT(en) as ye (you) do it (in regards to the Lord's Supper/Eucharist/communion), think of me (Christ who is bread that was broken, and His blood symbolizing but not becoming the blood of Christ). Answer…
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I like that it makes me close to the Lord and reminds me of his sacrifice and the sacrifice all must make to find their way to him.Answer:The Lords Supper reminds me, as stated in the Bible that we do this in Remembrance of Him and what He went though so we could have life and have it more abundantl…
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If you are ordained in another religion you cease to be a Catholic. You are free to marry but not in a Catholic church.
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When I was a kid, I thought it was fun! A sacred snack!!
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I am a Protestant Christian, and I'm not sure of what the specific beliefs of Catholicism are on this subject, so I will speak only of myself. Communion is done differently in many different Churches, but this gist of it is this: The wine (or grape juice depending on where you go) signifies the new…
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No, just christians as far as i know   Communion is the Christian response for Jesus' "last supper" which was a Passover Seder. Jews do observe Passover each year in which we eat matzo and drink wine. But it does not have the meanings that Christians attach to it.
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Catholic Answer The Eucharist, as the Catechism says, "is the source and summit of the Christian life." The Eucharist is Our Blessed Lord, Body and Soul, Humanity and Divinity, appearing under the forms of bread and wine. But it is actually Our Blessed Lord, just as if you were standing in front of …
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The Eucharist is very important to all Christians. This is for many reasons.First of all, during the Last Supper, Jesus served bread and wine to his disciples. When he did this, he told them "This is my body broken for you, and this is my blood shed for you". And as the Disciples consumed the bread …
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Sheep wil eat almost any plant that grows. They are not particularly smart and do not realise when they've eaten too much of a good thing. Some of my fathers sheep poisoned themselves by eating too much acidic fruit. The thing to be sure of is what your lamb has available in the paddock. Sheep will…
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Communion is a sacrament in which a believer receives the body and blood of Christ.
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Yes and No... In order to answer this question, we must first define what a 'Catholic' is. For starters, there are several variations of Catholicism. First is the 'Roman Catholic Church', then there are the 'Old Catholic Churches,' which then lead to the 'Independent Catholic Churches.' Then there a…
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Various churches decided for convenience sake to adopt this tradition. The Bible says, "...as often as you come together", so the custom of monthly communion is just that...a custom. There is no Biblical basis for this custom.
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Viaticum: Holy Communion given to those in danger of death. It may be received at any hour of the day or night, not fasting, and so often as may be required during the same illness. If it is given at the same time as Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick), its administration precedes that sacrament…
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AnswerAll of St. John chapter 6 of the New Testament features Christ declaring that people must partake of His flesh and blood which He will give to them. Christ's words are such that the people take His meaning literally and indeed Christ is adamant, encouraging this literal interpretation even whe…
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Viaticum is the communion of the dying.
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I know of one religion that has communion. that is christianity.At the last supper (the last meal that Jesus had before he was crucified) Jesus used the wine as his blood and the bread as his body.I know this sounds confusing. I'm sorry if it is. Hope i answered your queston though.
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Within Christianity, a wide variety of positions have been taken on the true nature of 'communion' or the 'Eucharist,' that is, the bread and wine shared communally during the Christian worship service. In general terms, some have understood the bread and wine to be Christ's body and blood in some s…
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The person holding the Body of Christ would say "This is the body of Christ" and offer it to you and you would say Amen (I believe). Another person would do the same with a chalice of God's blood and again you would say Amen. A non-Catholic should not receive communion.
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No reason why not. Old-testament rules can serve as guidelines, but doesn't have to be followed to the letter. So you were reading the first books of the bible eh? Well the guidelines that the Lord set for his people were totally different than the guidelines he has set for us today. He had those r…
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Jesus asked his disciples to eat bread and drink wine in commemoration of the sacrifice of his life, according to scriptures.
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In the Catholic Church, if you haven't attempted another marriage without the previous marriage being determined to be invalid and are not living with someone that you are not married to, you can.
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Judging yourself correctly. Recognizing that you you are a sinner and excepting the fact that Christ did all that needed to be done to save you from your own sin. you need to of had your First Holy Communion, and to of passed the classes AnswerIt depends on your sect of Christianity. Being baptize…
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Any Christian is entitled to receive the Eucharist. In the Orthodox Faith, once you are baptised you are able to receive the Holy Communion. In the Catholic Faith, communion is allowed once you've had your "First Communion". The difference is that the Orthodox are Christened with their Baptism an…
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Catholic AnswerThe Eucharist is a miracle, it is the miracle in which Our Blessed Lord, through the action of His priest transforms ordinary bread, and ordinary wine into His Body and His Blood, so that, after the consecration there is no bread nor wine left, only the appearances, and underneath tho…
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In The Christian church the communion of saints refers to the community of the church including: 1. The Pilgrim Church- Those on Earth on the journey of faith throughout their lives. 2. The Church Suffering- Those in purgatory 3. The Church Triumphant- Those who have already made it to heaven
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No, because we are not in full communion. The non-Catholic is welcomed and can approach with arms crossed and hands on shoulders to receive a blessing. Roman Catholic AnswerThis can be very dangerous, St. Paul warns explicitly in his letters that many are approaching the Sacrament for Communion wit…
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You may be fasting for at least one hour prior to receiving Holy Communion, unless you are sick at home or in the hospital. Under those conditions, the fast is reduced to fifteen minutes. There is no fast required for Viaticum.
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Roman Catholic AnswerIn these days of the priest shortage, a Communion Service, in which a layman conducts a brief prayer service and distributes Holy Communion (that was consecrated at an earlier Mass) has become a sad necessity in places. One would receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist in Holy Co…
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wearing white
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The word Eucharist is from the Latin Eucharistia, the virtue of thanksgiving or thankfulness; from the Greek eucharistia which means gratitude. from Pocket Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J., Doubleday c 1980, 1985 Eucharist. The true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, who is really an…
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That is the sacrament. Wine and the host. The host is made from unleavened bread. Roman Catholic AnswerIn the Catholic religion, the only "service of Communion" might be what the liturgical rites call "Holy Communion outside of Mass". There are seven Sacraments: Baptism, the Most Holy Eucharist, Pe…
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eucharist baptism and confirmation eucharist baptism and confirmation those are actual Iniation Matromny is one.
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Jesus is present in the Eucharist under the appearances of bread and wine.
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The Eucharist is the eating of the bread and the drinking of the wine to remember that Jesus died for us. Jesus told his diciples directly to do this to remember him. In most denominations the bread and wine are just symbols of Jesus' body and blood whereas in Roman Catholicism the bread and wine be…
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the Eucharist began at the Last Supper before Jesus was about to die
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it is a memorial meal because when catholic are at mass they are remembering how Jesus gave up his life and saved us from sin and to bring Christianity into the world.
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During Communion, the story of Jesus Christ at the Passover dinner the night before his capture and hanging from the cross is read, and we take the bread, which represents his body, broken for us, and break it, then dip it in the wine (or grape juice), his blood shed for us, and then we eat the brea…
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AnswerThe Eucharist is important because Jesus is present in it under the appearance of bread and wine..  AnswerThe importance of the Eucharist is that it is a pledge of future glory because it fills us with every grace and heavenly blessing. It fortifies us for our pilgrimage in this life and…
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Thanksgiving is the literal definition of the term "eucharist". However if you are referring to the sacrament, then "eucharist" may be called "The Blessed Sacrament", "The Lord's Supper", "Communion", "Holy Communion", "The Mass".
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The Black Rubric: "Whereas it is ordained in this Office for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, that the Communicants should receive the same kneeling; (which order is well meant, for a signification of our humble and grateful acknowledgment of the benefits of Christ therein given to all worth…
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Although there are individual differences from diocese to diocese (and from one country to another) the requirements of the Catholic Church for First Communion candidates are minimal, but important. Children must be baptized. This is non-negotiable. Children should be at the 'age of reason', typica…
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The Eucharist: A True Sacrifice or a Denial of the Sufficiency of the Cross? By Matt1618 Introduction I. Official Catholic Teaching II. Protestant Objections to the Eucharist as Sacrifice III. The Old Testament and Sacrifice IV. The Institution of the Eucharistic Sacrifice V. The Boo…
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In order for the Gates of Heaven to be re-opened to us, we needed eternal satisfaction for our sin (Adam and Eve's sin). Because Christ is God, and He died for us, He provided that eternal satisfaction ( because with God there is no time because He created time). In the Eucharist we receive that ete…
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The Christian eucharist is a re-enactment of the last supper Christ took with ths disciples before he was arrested and crucified.
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The Eucharist can be Consecrated by any Validly Ordained Priest. Provided that they fall within the bounds of the Catholic Church, or at least within the bounds of Church recognised Holy Orders. This means that Orthodox Priests, Coptic Priests and all Catholic Priests are capable of Consecrating the…
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Roman Catholic AnswerThe Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion is a Bishop, Priest, or Deacon. An extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is an ordained Acolyte, or a layman specially appointed by a Bishop. For a one time only, any layman appointed by the priest-celebrant during a Mass may serve duri…
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Not all. Most Christians do but in order to do Communion, you have to take special classes that are around 3 months long and the Pastor/Preacher teaches the class. The classes are about communion, baptisim, the Ten Commandments etc. and once a person passes all the classes and attended all of them, …
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In the Lutheran celebration of the Eucharist, the elements of bread and wine are given to all communicants. In contrast to other Protestants, particularly the Anabaptists, however, Lutherans affirm the real bodily presence of Christ "in, with, and under" the elements of bread and wine at the Lord's …
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They celebrate it by by partaking in the body, blood, soul and divinity under Jesus Christ's appearance of the last supper (bread and wine)...
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You can receive communion two ways. First you drink the grape juice (or wine) your pastor will instruct you. Then you eat the bread/cracker. By doing this you are remembering that Jesus died on the cross for you to wash away all you sins. He loves you! Catholic point of view: After consecration, …
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Catholic AnswerYes, if circumstances are such that you must attend a Mass, you may receive Holy Communion at a second time only if it is at a Mass and you have been there for the entire Mass. So, if you received Holy Communion outside of Mass (a Communion Service, individual Holy Communion, or Commu…
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The Apostles received their first communion when it was instituted by Christ the night before he was crucified. This was during their Passover celebration just prior to his betrayal and arrest .
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We should prayerfully recollect ourselves prior to coming to Mass. We should strive to arrive on time, allowing ourselves to prepare our minds and hearts for the liturgy. Upon entering the church, we should maintain reverent silence so that we and those around us are able to pray before Mass begins.…
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Matthew 26:26-29 (King James Version) 26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28For this is my blood of…
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As a Christian myself, it symbolises the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our savior. To me, the reason i take communion and it is so important to me that; 1/ I LOVE JESUS 2/ I DO IT BECAUSE I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, REMEMBER AND HONOR THE SACRIFICE HE MADE ON MY BEHALF.
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it celebrates the last supper with jesus
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Well, it takes place during a Ritual, it takes place during Mass, but it is just the occasion of your First Holy Communion, it is not exactly a separate Ritual from Mass. Below is the definition of Ritual. from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City,…
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Answer: Yep. I am one. If you are asking as a Catholic, I can tell you as a Protestant (Baptist) Catholic dogma states that the bread and wine literally become Jesus' flesh and blood. Jesus broke the bread and said "This is my body. Do this in remembrance of me. He took the cup also and...said 'Th…
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Yes - "Catholic ministers may licitly administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and anointing of the sick to members of the oriental churches which do not have full Communion with the Catholic Church, if they ask on their own for the sacraments and are properly disposed. This holds also for me…
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In a word, no, it is not lawful. A priest may still give you Communion out of ignorance of your situation or out of human respect, but for you to receive It would be sacrilege. The reason is thus: If the first marriage is valid then the civil divorce means nothing; you are still married in the eye…
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I prefer to give something useful to keep the person faith strong rather than money including Bibles, beautiful Cross accessories, bracelet or necklace with symbolic dates.
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First Communion is when young children or converts to Catholicism receive the body and blood of Christ under the forms of bread and wine for the first time.
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For Catholics Since St. Pius X, who was pope from 1903-1914, Catholic children have been encouraged to approach the sacrament of the Eucharist as soon as they reach the age of reason and are able to understand the points of catechism relevant to the Eucharistic doctrines pertinent for their level…
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by the blessing of bread and wine, and the consumption after
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The word Eucharist has the following origin: Eucharist "sacrament of the Lord's Supper, the Communion," c.1350, from Gk. eukharistia "thanksgiving, gratitude," later "the Lord's Supper," from eukharistos "grateful," from eu- "well" + stem of kharizesthai "show favor," from kharis "favor, grace," f…
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- From a symbolic aspect, the way unleavened bread had to be made at the time gave the bread a distinct look. In order for it to cook properly, cooking through to the center, it had to be striped (like you may see on peanut butter cookies where the preparer uses a fork to press stripes in the cookie…
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In receiving Communion, Catholics receive the body and blood of Christ under the forms of bread and wine.
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There are two major symbols related to the Eucharist, these are: 1. Wine: - Otherwise known as the "fruit of vines" the wine in the Eucharist is used to symbolise the blood of Christ. 2. Bread: - Otherwise known as the "Host" is used to symbolise the body of Christ during the Eucharist. No matter ho…
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Holy Communion is practised in churches that identify themselves as Christian.Some examples Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Anglican, some Baptists, Brethren and Mennonites/Anabaptists, Lutheran, Reformed/Presbyterian, and some other Christian groups have communion.
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Yes. Holy Communion is a very important sacrement of the Church. In the New Testament, Jesus says that when we do this, we remember him and the sacrifice he has made for all humanity. Most Pentacostal churches perform Holy Communion once a month (usually on the first Sunday). Usually communion cons…
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Roman Catholic Answer The night before Jesus died, it was the Last Supper. It was held in the cenacle - the upper room.
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The sacrifice and offering of flesh and blood for your salvation. The Eucharist is a re-enactment of the last supper where Christ said to take of his flesh and blood as well as the actual sacrifice of Calvary though now in an unbloody manner. The bread represents the flesh, while the wine represents…
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Bread - The body of Christ Wine - The Blood of Christ The Eucharist ( /ˈjuːkərɪst/), also called Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord's Supper, and other names, is a sacrament or ordinance that Christians celebrate in accordance with the instruction that,…
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The Church of England is a widespread church ranging from quite Catholic styles of worship through to Pentecostal-style evangelical services. The beliefs are enshrined in the 39 Articles of Faith - statements of belief that are scripture-based as opposed to coming from the Pope and from church auth…
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Communion or Holy Communion according to some dictionaries is "A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine" But to this writer it is more than that. It is a time when we partake of the bread and wine or water in remembrance of the blood and body of Christ. It i…
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It is usually called the Communion Antiphon. Traditionally a Psalm was recited during Communion with a refrain, or Antiphon, repeated every two lines. Organ music, chant, polyphony and in modern churches, church bands or mixed choirs, can also sing appropriate church music and songs during this time…
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Roman Catholics Interpret Christs's statement in Matthew 26:26-28 as being absolutely literal. Meaning that they believe that when the priest consecrates the bread and wine, the elements are believed to be transformed through a process called 'transubstatiation' in which they are believed to become …
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