The Mass of the Catholic Church started on the night of the Last Supper when the Lord took bread and wine and prayed the blessing, then gave each to his disciples and said Take and eat (while holding the bread) this is my body. And likewise with the wine, He said take and drink, this is the cup of my blood...
From this time onward the early Christians celebrated this service and called it the Eucharist, "the giving of thanks". They took his words literally and believed that the wine became his blood and the bread became his flesh, since this hearkened back to his sermon a year earlier in John 6 when he told them they must eat his body and drink his blood.
Paul later described the Mass again in Corinthians when he rebuked the church there for their abuses of this sacred meal. 'Some of you are sick and dying because you take the Lord's body and blood improperly" The early christian church always believed that communion which is the focus of the Mass was literal and not to be taken symbolically.
All of the fathers of the early church who were direct successors of the apostles, wrote about the Eucharist and Justin martyr in the 2nd century described the order of the Mass which is amazingly unchanged even to this day. Augustine and others wrote extensively about the Mass and the Eucharist being the literal flesh of Christ.
So the Mass as it came to be called was initiated by Christ and continues unchanged to this day through the Catholic Church.
Passover is a Jewish holiday. Mass is a Catholic religious service. They are not related in any way.
It comes from Christ Mass. A Mass is a Roman Catholic service. Christ refers to Jesus Christ. So, the Mass celebrating the birth of Christ was called the Christ Mass, shortened to Christmas.
Passover is a Jewish tradition, not Catholic. Catholics observe Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Last Supper.
The Sacrifice of the Mass
uh, isn't that Jewish? @______@
It occurs at the very beginning of the Mass after the priest's introduction. We call to mind our sins and concludes with Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy, Lord Have Mercy
"Christ" + "mass" = "Christmas." Christian churches have a Mass on the 25th of December (the date designated a long time ago as the date of the birth of Jesus) to remember that Jesus Christ was born - so Christ + mass = Christmas Other feast days also have the word ~mas as a suffix, but their use is dying out - Michaelmas is the day that Mass was dedicated to Saint Michael, and Candlemas, a day when candles were blessed.
:Christmas comes from the words Christ and mass. "Christ" refers to Jesus Christ, the Christian messiah; and mass is a religious ceremony or celebration.
Christ- no explanation needed- Mass- religious ceremony- The birth of Christ celebrated in Christ"s Mass- hence Christmas. It is Christ"s birthday we celebrate!
because christ mas is when jesus was born... ( christ mass)
No. The Passover was in place long before the Last Supper. The Last Supper was a celebration of Passover. At it Jesus instituted the Eurcharist, or the Mass.
A Catholic church ceremony is called a mass. On December 25th a mass is held to celebrate the birth of Christ; thus Christ Mass = Christmas.
In the Synoptic Gospels, the Passover feast was celebrated after sundown on the Thursday evening, as the new day (Friday) began in the Jewish calendar, and this was the occasion of the Last Supper. The crucifixion took place later the same day - the day of the Passover.In John's Gospel, Jesus' crucifixion took place on the day of preparation for the Passover, and Jesus symbolised the sacrificial lamb whose legs could not be broken.
It is named after Jesus Christ, not St. Christopher. Christmas is named after the birth of Jesus Christ. The "mas" part of Christmas comes from the Roman Catholic term "mass." Christmas was originally a mass for Christ, to celebrate His birth. Christ
The Mass for Christ (literally).
Body of Christ
The Mass is the means by which the merits Christ won for the Church are applied. The Mass is our encounter with the Paschal Mystery- the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The life, death, and resurrection of Christ was not just a spiritual event, but a physical event. Therefore Christ has given the Church a spiritual and physical means by which this event can be encountered spiritually and physically: the Mass and the Sacraments. Christ walked the Earth 2011 years ago in bodily form, now Christ is present on Earth in the Church, signified in the Sacramental Celebrations especially the Mass from which all Sacraments flow. This is why the Mass, and the Sacraments are so vital to Catholic worship.
Jesus Christ offered the first mass at the Last Supper.
Another name for the 'Last Supper' would be the feast of Passover. This took place just before the crucifixion of Jesus.Catholic Answer:The Last Supper, was the first Mass, and is referred to as the Institution of the Eucharist.Another Answer:As noted, scripturally it is called the Passover. In Jewish custom, a day begins and ends at sunset. The meal then happened in the beginning of the Passover evening. Jesus was tried, scourged, crucified, entombed during the Passover daylight portion. He became our Passover sacrifice - the perfect lamb:1 Corinthians 5:7New King James Version (NKJV)7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
The word “Christmas” comes from the “Christ mass” or “Mass of Christ”. The “mas” part of “Christmas” is the same as the word Catholics still use for a church service - a mass. It comes from the time when every saint had their own saint's day on which a mass or communion service was said in their memory.
Anything that has mass has gravity.