Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper ,  suggests the Table of the Lord is for all … except the rebellious. Jesus welcomed sinners and tax collectors and prostitutes to his Table, but those who came were invited to come because they could find grace. Those who came were either curious seekers or [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. The Table of the Lord should be inclusive. The Table should transcend all cultural, ethnic and gender boundaries. We sit with Christ and it is Christ who invites. We don’t do the inviting. It is [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. The Table of the Lord visibly — visibly, concretely, physically, really — expresses the unity of the Body of Christ. Union with Christ is the sole factor that invites a person and that qualifies a [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

The Eucharist, though many today have never experienced it in such a manner, was part of a meal and not an isolated sacred set of rites. The meal-shaped Eucharist begins with Jesus: his routine evening meals with his disciples gave rise to the “last” supper. And that last supper was the last one until he [Read More...]

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus 4

At the Lord’s supper event in our churches, we are to have this disposition: “I am standing before God trying to realize how important it is for me to acknowledge that I am a sinner.” And Fr. Dajczer, a famous Polish priest, develops the attitudes of both the younger and elder son in the parable of [Read More...]

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus 3

There is a custom in many liturgical churches that looks like this: the worshiper walks forward to the altar, kneels on a kneeler, opens his or her hands, receives the bread, the liturgist then offers the cup to the worshiper, and the worshiper either dips the bread into the cup or, having ingested the bread, [Read More...]

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus 2

This series is for those who celebrate weekly and it is also for those who want to ponder weekly the great mysteries of the redemption we give thanks for, we memorialize, and we bless. To aid in this series, I will be looking at Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer’s new book, The Mystery of Faith: Meditations on [Read More...]

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus 1

Many participate in eucharist weekly. This series is for those — so we will post it early each Sunday AM — and it is for those who wish their local church had weekly communion and it is also for those who want to ponder weekly the great mysteries of the redemption we give thanks for, [Read More...]


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