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This language is important and matters for we have our children attending Masses to learn and grow in understanding the Mass or the Eucharist or the Blessed Sacrament.
I invite you to reflect on the Eucharist and the Mass from the perspective of Father Delaney's story.
And that wonderful alternation in the Gospels between Jesus giving and receiving hospitality shows us something absolutely essential about the Eucharist.
To show our gratitude for this inestimable gift of Himself, we should try to receive the Holy Eucharist frequently, if possible every day.
That mistake has allowed us to forget that the Eucharist is about the actual food that we eat every day, including the bread that pops up in the morning from our toasters and provides the base for the peanut butter sandwiches our children eat.
The Eucharist in particular runs the great risk of reification as many people think of the sacramental elements of bread and wine as the Eucharist rather than the action of giving thanks, as the Greek eucharistia denotes.
In the first section of the encyclical, the Eucharist is presented as gift, and in the third as mission.
The deeper issues deal with the role of ministry and the place of the eucharist in the life of the church.
Deacon Owen Cummings, Regents Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, USA, effectively models this goal in Canterbury Cousins: The Eucharist in Contemporary Anglican Theology.
In wide-ranging commentary that tracks with the teachings of Aquinas, he examines the aqeudah, the near-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham and then builds toward the concept of the Eucharist as expiatory sacrifice and the primary element in the communion of charity.
30pm Congregational Eucharist (Voluntary Choir - Men's voices); Mass in 4 parts (K.
Society's fixation with the body of Christ, especially the real presence of Christ within the Eucharist, spurred artists to develop a highly naturalistic pictorial rhetoric.