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  Eucharist - LoveToKnow 1911
Kneeling with a view to adoration of the elements was unheard of in the primitive church, and the Armenian Fathers of the 12th century insist that the sacrament was intended by Christ to be eaten and not gazed at (Nerses, op.
Eucharistic or any other liturgical vestments were unknown until late in the 5th century, when certain bishops were honoured with the same gallium worn by civil officials (see Vestments).
In the Latin and in the Monophysite churches of Armenia and Egypt unleavened bread is used in the Eucharist on the somewhat uncertain ground that the Last Supper was the Paschal meal.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Eucharist
Eucharistic Species, He might deliver Himself to His Church, who, as a tender mother, mystically cares for and nurtures in her own bosom this, her greatest treasure, and daily places it before her children as the spiritual food of their souls.
Eucharistic mystery does transcend reason, no rationalistic explanation of it, based on a merely natural hypothesis and seeking to comprehend one of the sublimest truths of the Christian religion as the spontaneous conclusion of logical processes, may be attempted by a Catholic theologian.
Eucharist has nothing at all in common with these pagan foods, whose origin is to be found in the crassest idol- and nature-worship.
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  Eucharist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments, but is also considered the "queen of the sacraments" and "the blessed sacrament", and the institution of the Eucharist is one of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
The Eucharist is a commemoration, or, in Greek, anamnesis [8] of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ (called the Paschal Mystery), understood in the fullest sense given to it in Biblical tradition.
The Eucharist is therefore understood to be not simply a representation of Christ's presence, or a remembrance of his Passion and Death, but an actual participation in the Sacrifice of Christ, the manifestation, in the present, of an event that occurred once for all in time.
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 BEM - Chapter 2: Eucharist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The eucharist is the memorial of the crucified and risen Christ, i.e.
It is in the light of the significance of the eucharist as intercession that references to the eucharist in Catholic theology as "propitiatory sacrifice" may be understood.
Reconciled in the eucharist, the members of the body of Christ are called to be servants of reconciliation among men and women and witnesses of the joy of resurrection.
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 OCA - The Orthodox Faith
The word eucharist is used because the all-embracing meaning of the Lord's Banquet is that of thanksgiving to God in Christ and the Holy Spirit for all that he has done in making, saving and glorifying the world.
Thus, the eucharist in the Orthodox Church is understood to be the genuine Body and Blood of Christ precisely because bread and wine are the mysteries and symbols of God's true and genuine presence and manifestation to us in Christ.
Thus, the bread of the eucharist is Christ's flesh, and Christ's flesh is the eucharistic bread.
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 Eucharist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A Eucharistic initiative of this kind had been on my mind for some time: it is a natural development of the pastoral impulse which I wanted to give to the Church, particularly during the years of preparation for the Jubilee and in the years that followed it.
The Eucharist is light above all because at every Mass the liturgy of the Word of God precedes the liturgy of the Eucharist in the unity of the two “tables”, the table of the Word and the table of the Bread.
In the celebration of the Eucharist the Church constantly renews her awareness of being a “sign and instrument” not only of intimate union with God but also of the unity of the whole human race.(25) Each Mass, even when celebrated in obscurity or in isolation, always has a universal character.
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 The Holy Eucharist
The Eucharist is the most distinctive event of Orthodox worship because in it the Church gathers to remember and celebrate the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ and, thereby, to participate in the mystery of Salvation.
Therefore, the Eucharist is truly the center of the life of the Church and the principal means of spiritual development, both for the individual Christian and the Church as a whole.
The Eucharist, the principal sacrament mystery of the Orthodox Church, is not so much a text to be studied, but rather an experience of communion with the Living God in which prayer, music, gestures, the material creation, art and architecture come into full orchestration.
www.goarch.org /en/ourfaith/articles/article7077.asp   (1709 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament
Blessed Eucharist is unquestionably a sacrament of the Church.
Eucharistic graces may be supplied by actual graces.
Eucharistic Mysteries, and that the deacons merely acted as assistants in these functions, while the faithful participated passively therein.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05584a.htm   (6413 words)

  
 Scripture Catholic - THE EUCHARIST
The Eucharist, which is the Incarnate Word of God under the appearance of bread, is stored in the tabernacles of Catholic churches around the world.
The Eucharistic sacrifice is unbloody and lifegiving, the supreme and sacramental wave offering of Christ, mysteriously presented in a sacramental way, but nevertheless the one actual and eternal sacrifice of Christ.
This is why those who enter into the Eucharistic celebration on earth enter into the presence of innumerable angels, the souls of the just made perfect, Jesus the Mediator of the Covenant and His sprinkled blood, and God the Judge of all.
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 Apostolic Letter Mane nobiscum Domine
A Eucharistic initiative of this kind had been on my mind for some time: it is a natural development of the pastoral impulse which I wanted to give to the Church, particularly during the years of preparation for the Jubilee and in the years that followed it.
The Eucharist is light above all because at every Mass the liturgy of the Word of God precedes the liturgy of the Eucharist in the unity of the two “tables”, the table of the Word and the table of the Bread.
In the celebration of the Eucharist the Church constantly renews her awareness of being a “sign and instrument” not only of intimate union with God but also of the unity of the whole human race.(25) Each Mass, even when celebrated in obscurity or in isolation, always has a universal character.
www.vatican.va /holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20041008_mane-nobiscum-domine_en.html   (5270 words)

  
 Eucharistic Index - The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
The Sacrifice of the Eucharist as the central act of worship of the Catholic Church.
Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle or through exposition.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a wonderful devotion that adores Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/a.html   (826 words)

  
 eucharist
The Eucharist is "the memorial" of Christ: Not a memorial made of stone, or building a city, but a memorial made of His real Flesh, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
The same with the Eucharist: The Consecration is a memorial of his death; the Communion is a memorial of his resurrection, because we receive Jesus alive in Communion, not death!…; and we should do it until his second coming in glory (1Cor.11:26).
The Eucharist is the Christian Passover, the institution of the New Covenant.
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 CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
I. 1324 The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."[134] "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it.
The Eucharistic assembly (synaxis), because the Eucharist is celebrated amid the assembly of the faithful, the visible expression of the Church.[147]
The bishop of the place is always responsible for the Eucharist, even when a priest presides; the bishop's name is mentioned to signify his presidency over the particular Church, in the midst of his presbyterium and with the assistance of deacons.
www.christusrex.org /www1/CDHN/euch1.html   (3505 words)

  
 USCCB - The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers
Thus in the Eucharist the bread ceases to be bread in substance, and becomes the Body of Christ, while the wine ceases to be wine in substance, and becomes the Blood of Christ.
The central act of the Church is the celebration of the Eucharist; the individual believers are sustained as members of the Church, members of the Mystical Body of Christ, through their reception of the Body of Christ in the Eucharist.
The work of the Holy Spirit in the celebration of the Eucharist is twofold in a way that corresponds to the twofold meaning of "Body of Christ." On the one hand, it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the risen Christ and his act of sacrifice become present.
www.nccbuscc.org /dpp/realpresence.htm   (5659 words)

  
 Taizé - Eucharist
The Eucharist manifests in sacramental fashion the deepest meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection, communicating that Life which consists in communion with the Source of all life and which turns us into one family, one body.
In the Acts of the Apostles, the life of the first Christians has two aspects which express the beating of its heart: sometimes they are called together into unity and sometimes they are sent out in their turn towards others, to express and to invite to a wider communion.
Thus the celebration of the Eucharist unites past, present and future in an act of disarming simplicity that nourishes our pilgrimage in the steps of Christ, like the manna from heaven for the people of Israel in the wilderness long ago (see John 6:30ff).
www.taize.fr /en_article1730.html   (1055 words)

  
 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Catechism of the Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification.
The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the liturgy of the Church which is his Body.
The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, that is, of the work of salvation accomplished by the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, a work made present by the liturgical action.
www.usccb.org /catechism/text/pt2sect2chpt1art3.htm   (7580 words)

  
 What is the Holy Eucharist?
In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received.
We use the words "really, truly, and substantially" to describe Christ's presence in the Holy Eucharist in order to distinguish Our Lord's teaching from that of mere men who falsely teach that the Holy Eucharist is only a sign or figure of Christ, or that He is present only by His power.
Although the Holy Eucharist is a great mystery, and consequently beyond human understanding, the principles of sound reason can show that this great gift is not impossible by the power of God.
www.ewtn.com /faith/teachings/eucha1a.htm   (952 words)

  
 Eucharist - Black Metal
Despite the repetition factors of these elements, Eucharist rise above and create a varied musical journey that is competent and interesting although suffering more a sense of variation and exploration than expression as it pursues its musical goals.
Eucharist wield techicality and advanced composition such as open chords, melodies, harmonies and rhythmic interweaving as their primary distinction and produce value in artistic range from their knowledge.
At the center of this knowledge, however, songwriting remains shakier than it must be and cohesion is sometimes grasping for closure, despite being often covered by monster technique or adept classically-influenced acoustic intros.
www.anus.com /metal/eucharist.html   (401 words)

  
 Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 2 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 1 ARTICLE 3
The Eucharistic assembly (synaxis), because the Eucharist is celebrated amid the assembly of the faithful, the visible expression of the Church.
1360 The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification.
When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ's Passover, and it is made present the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present.
www.scborromeo.org /ccc/p2s2c1a3.htm   (7815 words)

  
 Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn
Other types of the Eucharist include: the jug of oil of the widow which was never exhausted in giving nourishment to the widow, her son, and Elijah (cf.
Your Image is shadowed forth in the blood of the grapes on the Bread [the intinction during the Divine Liturgy]; and it is shadowed forth on the heart with the finger of love, with the colors of faith.
The Council of Trent declared the Church's official teaching on the Eucharist, and used the formula of official teaching on the Eucharist, and used the formula of transubstantiation to express this teaching.
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