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Eucharist (Communion)

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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.
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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...
The Eucharist became a sarifice because Jesus did the sacrament the central act of worship in many Christian churches, which was instituted at the Last Supper and in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed in remembrance of Jesus's death.
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...
  Early Christians kept the Passover in memory of Christ's sacrifice. The Christian Passover consisted of eating unleavened bread and some wine. These symbols, that represented the body of Christ and the new covenant in his blood, remained a part of the ceremony, even though the Roman Catholic...
The Eucharist is the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.It is the one way in which we are in complete union with Christ and as such it is that person's responsibility to then focus on that union and live accordingly.
Most Quakers do not consider that observing such sacraments aids the living of a spiritual life.
The Christian eucharist is a re-enactment of the last supper Christ took with ths disciples before he was arrested and crucified.
If you are Catholic the Eucharist is not a symbol it does not symbolise. It is the true Body and Blood of Christ. But if you are not Catholic it only symbolizes the Body and Blood of Christ but is not the true Body and Blood of Christ. The Church refers to this as Transubstantiation (the substance...
You celebrate it if you ought to receive the lamb of God in your hearts and attentively remember him in your presence.You will receive him truly through communion.After that,you must change your life.  
Jesus first celebrated the Eucharist at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday in anticipation of His sacrifice on the cross.
Transubstantiation can be defined as follows: CCC - Paragraph # 1376 - "Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation." This word was developed after the writings of...
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...
Lord's Supper (I think?)
Sacrament of the Altar, Last Supper, Holy Communion, Lord's Supper, Mass, Holy Sacrament
Roman Catholic Answer The 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...
Yes!it recalled the last supper and the raising again of this at Emmaus after his resurrection.Jesus symbolize himself as bread and wine. Anyone who will eat or receive this shall attain eternal life in kingdom of God in heaven.  
In order to receive the Eucharist you must not be in a state of sin. Divorce per se is not a sin, its what you are actually doing. E.g. if you are divorced and you've been granted an Annulment then everything is fine. If you're in the process of getting an Annulment and you're not committing other...
The sacrament of Holy Orders is composed of three degrees which are irreplaceable for the organic structure of the Church: the episcopate, the presbyterate and the diaconate.      
Eucharist reenact and represents the last supper, where JESUS changed the cup of wine to his blood, and the bread to his body. (no, that doesn't make the apostles cannibals)
Passover, or in Catholic/Orthodox terms "Pascha"
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,...
the sign of eucharist is white bread and pure grape wine over which the words:'' This is my body'' and ''This is my blood'' , are said.
If you mean: "why shouldn't a non-Catholic receive the Eucharist in a Catholic Church, then answer is because a non-Catholic is, by choice, separated from The Catholic Church and does not accept or believe (or fully understand) the teachings of The Catholic Church as it pertains to the Eucharist. If...
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...
"Euxaristo" means "thank you" in Greek, and the word "eucharist" comes from this word. It basically means "thanks-giving," "gratitude," or "grace."
The worship due to the sacrament of the Eucharist, whether during the celebration of the Mass or outside it, is the worship of latria, that is, the adoration given to God alone. The Church guards with the greatest care Hosts that have been consecrated. She brings them to the sick and to other...
The first celebration is Jesus during his last supper.  
No, a Eucharistic Minister may not refuse communion to anyone with the possible exception of very young children who have obviously not made their First Communion.
Christians celebrate Holy Communion to remember Jesus' death and resurrection. We have been urged by Jesus to continue doing this until he comes again. According to Mark, at the Last Supper Jesus said, "This is my body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In like manner he...
  Jesus' actions at the Last Supper became the basis for our celebration of the Eucharist.     From the very beginning of the Church, the Eucharist formed the center of its life of worship. This is clearly indicated by the Acts of the Apostles. In the second chapter we hear that the 3...
For Catholics, none other than the blood of Christ. At the moment of "transubstantiation," the grape wine becomes the blood of Christ. If you mean, "what is in the grape wine in the holy Eucharist?" well, then the answer is: grape wine.
    They believe that it is the "true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink".
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)...
Catholics believe that when we receive Holy Communion we areactually receiving the very Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Himself.Think about it - the God of the Universe humbling Himself to becomebread - right in front of our very eyes. Of course it still tastes,looks, smells, and feels like normal...
Jesus at the last supper said "this do in remembrance of me". Bread is symbolic of the word or the bible. The blood of the grape is symbolic of his blood shed at the cross. His blood cleanses us from sin and his word helps keep us from a life of sin. Yes, Jesus said "do this in remembrance of me",...
It is kept in a tabernacle.    Roman Catholic AnswerPlease do not refer to the Sacred Species, Our Blessed Lord's Body and Blood under the appearance of Bread as "bread", although Consecrated Bread is borderline. Remember, the ENTIRE substance of the bread is gone, and replaced with the...
Bread and wine are the elements used to confect the Eucharist.
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...
 Catholic Answer  Holy Communion is the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ,  received under the appearance of bread and wine. The main effects  of this reception are that it 1) delivers from sin, 2) increases  the grace of Baptism, 3) increases union with Christ, 4) makes the  Church,...
Actually the question assumes facts incorrectly. Most Catholics do not receive these two sacraments together. Part of the challenge is logistical-only a Bishop can confirm a catholic while ordinary priests can perform first eucharist. The majority of Catholics are born into the church and the...
Yes it is really nourishing us because  Holy Communion separates us from sin. The   body of Christ we receive in Holy Communion is "given up for us," and   the blood we drink "shed for the many for the forgiveness of sins." For   this reason the Eucharist cannot unite us to Christ...
Holy Communion is eating Jesus' body and drinking his blood. Jesus said that if one did not do this then they would have no life in them because Jesus is the way to eternal life. Improved answer:Holy Communion is important to we, as Christians, because it strengthens our relationship with Christ our...
First Eucharist was establish by God...........
  This was pope St. Pius X in the early 20th century. His reasoning was that children should be allowed to receive Our Lord as soon as they could understand their basic catechism concerning the Holy Eucharistic. Since they were now reasonable they could commit sin. The Holy Eucharist strengthens...
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...
The Greek noun 'eucharistia' derives from "good,well" + "favor,grace".
Communion means reconciliation with one another and with God.So every place can be the place of communion.  
The tabernacle was first   intended for the reservation of the Eucharist in a worthy place so that   it could be brought to the sick and those absent outside of Mass. As   faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the   Church became conscious of the meaning of...
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 .
The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..    Catholic AnswerThe thin disk of unleavened bread that is used for the Eucharist is commonly called a host.
Of course the Lord Jesus, he institute this sacrament before his resurrection and after his resurrection.  
First, Protestants prefer the term Communion to Eucharist. Whether or not you can participate depends on the particular church and denomination. For example, in the Presbyterian church (PCUSA), anyone who is a follower of Christ is invited to the meal. No mention is made of church membership or...
To my knowledge, no Christian denomination restricts communion based on marital status.
In the Protestant church, communion keeps the commandment of Jesus to "proclaim his death until he comes again". In addition, it is a symbol of his presence and intimate union with us today.
It is a mid 14th Century word from Greek 'Eukharista' meaning thanksgiving or gratitude and later the Lord's Supper.
The outward part of Communion is the Bread and Wine. The inward is the Body and Blood of Christ.
The bread is the host of the Eucharist.
Christ gave to us the Eucharist. It means his body and blood. Christ instituted the Eucharist through his followers the apostles and the disciples of Emmaus. Today, it is administered by Christ through the priest so a priest gives you the body of Christ in the Eucharist.
Obviously it is white because it is a symbol of purity and innocence of the child.  
They are called a laymen who have been trained and appointed by their bishop to help a priest distribute Holy Communion at Mass or to carry the Eucharist to the sick or shut ins. They are normally called and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
Communion is one of 2 ordinances practiced in the Assemblies of God
The celebrant of the Eucharist is a validly ordained priest (bishop or priest) who acts in the Person of Christ the Head and in the name of the Church. This answer is in fact a false answer based upon the doctrine of the church. Ask yourself what Christ is? He is the Lamb of God, the first communion...
Protestants perceive Communion as (1) keeping the commandment of Christ as given at the Last Supper (3) proclaiming his death until he comes again and (3) reminding us of his continuing presence with us and our need for him. These are present in the Roman Catholic perception as I understand it ...
United Methodists believe in open and symbolic communion. Open means that anybody who feels called to partake is invited to do so. Symbolic means that the bread and juice are seen as symbols, not the actual flesh and blood of Christ.
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....
that means the body of Christ and the people of God
It's a sign of purity and reverance to the Holy mother.
Catholics believe that when we receive Holy Communion we are actually receiving the very Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Himself. Think about it - the God of the Universe humbling Himself to become bread - right in front of our very eyes. Of course it still tastes, looks, smells, and feels like...
Jesus made it because it is the source and summit of all Christian life. In the Eucharist, the sanctifying action of God in our regard and our worship of him reach their high point. It contains the whole spiritual good of the Church, Christ himself, our Pasch. Communion with divine life and the...
Eucharist is remniscent of the Last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and said, "This is my body given up for you" he then presented his disciples with a chalice filled with wine, and said, "This is my blood given up for you." The consecration of the bread (known as the host) and wine represents...
To share in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Catholics believe that it is actually Jesus in the bread and wine, and that you have to receive Him in order to process into Heaven, whereas Protestants believe it is only a ritual for remembrance.
  You cup both of them together, one across the palm of the other like a figure "X" or cross.
The Old Testament Foreshadows the New Testament. The Passover foreshadows the Eucharist in the following ways. During Passover the Jewish people were commanded by God to slaughter an unblemished, male, lamb. This lamb's blood, when smeared over the doorway of a house, protected that family from...
It is known by other names, depending upon the church.In the Latter-day Saint Church (LDS), it is generally called, "The Sacrament".
The Eucharist was instituted at the Last Supper when Jesus "took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying 'This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' And likewise the chalice after supper, saying, 'This chalice which is poured out for...
=== 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...
We begin the celebration of the Eucharist with the Introductory rites.The introductory Rite is a celebration of the Eucharist, it is important to get a feeling that there is a community coming together to pray. At the beginning of the Eucharist we prepare to worship god.Hope this helps :)
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.
in the Episcopal/Anglican Church sacramental wafers ans wine are used in the weekly eucharist
If they want to. Additional information: Yes. Some Protestants practice "believer's baptism," in which children are not baptized and do not receive communion until they are of an "age of responsibility," somewhere around puberty. Other denominations baptize infants, but withhold communion until the...
it celebrates the last supper with jesus
There are two basic meanings of communion in the Bible. In I Corinthians 10:16 we see "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" - this refers to the Lord's Supper. We also see in II...
1, Wheat2,Chalice 3 Grapes4 alpha5 omega
Because some people ... believe what their church tells theminterpret the Bible in different wayshave a need to think Christ must physically manifest in order to be with us and in us, whereas other people think His Spirit is enough and no less meaningful
It is an ancient tradition of the Christian Church not to celebrate the Eucharist or Mass Or Divine Liturgy on Good Friday. This tradition continues to be observed in virtually all Christian Churches, whether Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican or Protestant. But, virtually...
The only day holy communion is not distributed is on Good Friday, the same day there is no mass. The only church on Good Friday is the adoration, which doesn't include communion and isn't counted as mass. It is a "continuation" of the mass on Holy Thursday, which isn't ended until the Easter Vigil...
Catholics believe that it is the true body and blood of Christ, so it would be throwing away Christ. Even worse than burning a flag, which is only a symbol, it is throwing out the irrevocably holy and blessed Eucharist, which He died to give us. It is throwing out Jesus.
Extra communions are usually supposed to be consumed or stored in a tabernacle.