Eucharist In Scripture

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although the New Testament offers several versions of Jesus' institution of the Lord's Supper, or Eucharist, common themes emerge. In observing the Lord's Supper, the church puts the worshiper in contact with the redemptive death of Jesus-the act that has brought the church into being as one body, the eschatological new covenant community.

Eucharist, from the Greek eucharistia, from the verb "to give thanks," is properly a New Testament term. For though it finds a material equivalent in...


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