HOLY THURSDAY: Remembering Jesus’ Gift of Himself in the Eucharist

Brothers and sisters:I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks,broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.Do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until … [Read more...]

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IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF “IS” IS: What Did Jesus Really Mean?

What the heck was Jesus talking about, anyway?I mean, he’s holding up a piece of bread and he says, “This is My Body.”  Does that even make sense?!Ask any group of Christians in your workplace or in your neighborhood what Jesus really meant, and chances are you’ll get a broad range of answers.  Their explanations may follow strict denominational lines; but even within church communities, you may find people who draw different conclusions about this singularly important tenet of the Faith … [Read more...]

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Rare “Last Supper Machine” Could Be Yours! – UPDATED

It’s a toy!  It’s a work of art!  It’s a devotional aid!It’s all of the above! It’s actually an automaton, a rare mechanical re-enactment of Leonardo DaVinci’s “The Last Supper.”  The machine is created from wood and metal, fabric and paint, gears and drives—and, according to the Skinner Auction House of Massachusetts, it’s powered by two 110 and 220 volt, 60-cycle motors.  The automaton measures 69 inches long, 30 inches high, and 22 inches deep.The working automaton—a large-scale … [Read more...]

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