Symbols• Bread and Wine• Sacred meaning throughout history – Cana – Feeding the hungry – Loaves and fishes – Exodus from Egypt
Feeding the Hungry• Jesus feeds us through Eucharist• In Eucharist we receive everlasting nourishment• We gather as a community to partake – Unity
History• Holy Thursday, Jesus gave His body and blood to the Disciples at the Paschal meal – Paschal means anything to do with Passover – Last Supper – Jesus was the Paschal lamb – CC 611
Celebration• Eucharist is then a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice• After the Resurrection, the disciples did not recognize Jesus on the road to Emmaus until he broke the bread at dinner• The disciples recognized Christ in the Eucharist after Pentecost
Celebration• Mass is the celebration of the Eucharist (another name for the Eucharist) – Early communities• “Real Presence” – Christ is present
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