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154 Cf. In communion with and commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the Church offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. We speak of the Most Blessed Sacrament because it is the Sacrament of sacraments. . Since Christ died for us out of love, when we celebrate the memorial of his death at the moment of sacrifice we ask that love may be granted to us by the coming of the Holy Spirit. 217 Jn 6:53. He says elsewhere, "The altar represents the body [of Christ] and the Body of Christ is on the altar. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 1348 All gather together. 1363 In the sense of Sacred Scripture the memorial is not merely the recollection of past events but the proclamation of the mighty works wrought by God for men.184 In the liturgical celebration of these events, they become in a certain way present and real. 1361 The Eucharist is also the sacrifice of praise by which the Church sings the glory of God in the name of all creation. Order Hard Copy and eBook Versions Frequently Asked Questions about the Catechism of the Catholic Church. . Mt 8:8. 1346 The liturgy of the Eucharist unfolds according to a fundamental structure which has been preserved throughout the centuries down to our own day. haeres. 213 St. Thomas Aquinas (attr. "These Churches, although separated from us, yet possess true sacraments, above all - by apostolic succession - the priesthood and the Eucharist, whereby they are still joined to us in closest intimacy." and by responding to it you assent to it. 1368 The Eucharist is also the sacrifice of the Church. . 1357 We carry out this command of the Lord by celebrating the memorial of his sacrifice. . . 197 Rom 8:34; cf. View Online Version . 189 Council of Trent (1562): DS 1740; cf. 150 Heb 13:15; cf. . 1407 The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once and for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his body, which is the Church. . . For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. 4,6,28:PL 16,446; cf. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church became conscious of the meaning of silent adoration of the Lord present under the Eucharistic species. 1362 The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the liturgy of the Church which is his Body. "187 In the Eucharist Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he "poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."188. It remains the center of the Church's life. 223 SC 55. 230 St. Ambrose, De Sacr. ." 1328 The inexhaustible richness of this sacrament is expressed in the different names we give it. 1 Cor 1016-17. 1417 The Church warmly recommends that the faithful receive Holy Communion when they participate in the celebration of the Eucharist; she obliges them to do so at least once a year. Mt 14:19; 15:36; Mk 8:6, 19. But the celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. in the very be "206, 1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. 225 GIRM 240. Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts.168 When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he gave a new and definitive meaning to the blessing of the bread and the cup. 1407 The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. ; Lk 22:19 ff. They unanimously agreed that the Eucharist represented in a physical and real way the body and blood of Christ Moreover, it was common in Church history for doctrines to be officially defined (and terms to be created for those definitions) only when heresy had to be combated. Let only that Eucharist be regarded as legitimate, which is celebrated under [the presidency of] the bishop or him to whom he has entrusted it.191 For as often as we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord. Heb 9:14,27. Ships from and sold by Top Shelf Books and Media. 1337 The Lord, having loved those who were his own, loved them to the end. CIC, can. Something similar happened with the Eucharist. THE LITURGICAL CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST . Those who are well off, and who are also willing, give as each chooses. . Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints. . "182 Heb 7:25-27. 1355 In the communion, preceded by the Lord's prayer and the breaking of the bread, the faithful receive "the bread of heaven" and "the cup of salvation," the body and blood of Christ who offered himself "for the life of the world":181, V. THE SACRAMENTAL SACRIFICE THANKSGIVING, MEMORIAL, PRESENCE, 1356 If from the beginning Christians have celebrated the Eucharist and in a form whose substance has not changed despite the great diversity of times and liturgies, it is because we know ourselves to be bound by the command the Lord gave on the eve of his Passion: "Do this in remembrance of me."183. The three synoptic Gospels and St. Paul have handed on to us the account of the institution of the Eucharist; St. John, for his part, reports the words of Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum that prepare for the institution of the Eucharist: Christ calls himself the bread of life, come down from heaven. CIC, can. On the feasts of the Lord, when the faithful receive the Body of the Son, they proclaim to one another the Good News that the first fruits of life have been given, as when the angel said to Mary Magdalene, "Christ is risen!" "169 From that time on down to our own day the celebration of the Eucharist has been continued so that today we encounter it everywhere in the Church with the same fundamental structure. It is the same mystery and it never ceases to be an occasion of division. In all the Eucharistic Prayers we find after the words of institution a prayer called the anamnesis or memorial. 1336 The first announcement of the Eucharist divided the disciples, just as the announcement of the Passion scandalized them: "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it? Every time this mystery is celebrated, "the work of our redemption is carried on" and we "break the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death, and the food that makes us live for ever in Jesus Christ."249. 200 SC 7. As the centuries rolled on, he sent prophets to Jesus did not say, “This bread contains my body” or “I am in this wine.” Jesus just said the bread and wine were his body and blood. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh "given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,"229 preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. On the day we call the day of the sun, all who dwell in the city or country gather in the same place. "174 If, as often as his blood is poured out, it is poured for the forgiveness of sins, I should always receive it, so that it may always forgive my sins. When the reader has finished, he who presides over those gathered admonishes and challenges them to imitate these beautiful things. 224 But the Church strongly encourages the faithful to receive the holy Eucharist on Sundays and feast days, or more often still, even daily. But "he is present . 219 Roman Missal, response to the invitation to communion; cf. . '"135, I. 145 Cf. 1345 As early as the second century we have the witness of St. Justin Martyr for the basic lines of the order of the Eucharistic celebration. 220 Cf. These ever-changing accidents are united within one unchanging substance that ceases to exist only when the apple ceases to exist (such as when it is eaten and digested). 917; The faithful may recieve the Holy Eucharist only a second time on the same day [CF. ), Adoro te devote; tr. THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST. At its head is Christ himself, the principal agent of the Eucharist. Search the Simplified Catechism: Table of Contents. This sacrifice of praise is possible only through Christ: he unites the faithful to his person, to his praise, and to his intercession, so that the sacrifice of praise to the Father is offered through Christ and with him, to be accepted in him. 1351 From the very beginning Christians have brought, along with the bread and wine for the Eucharist, gifts to share with those in need. 1396 The unity of the Mystical Body: the Eucharist makes the Church. The terms holy sacrifice of the Mass, "sacrifice of praise," spiritual sacrifice, pure and holy sacrifice are also used,150 since it completes and surpasses all the sacrifices of the Old Covenant. The community intercedes also for all ministers who, for it and with it, offer the Eucharistic sacrifice: This is the cup of my blood. The Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence is the belief that Jesus Christ is literally, not symbolically, present in the Holy Eucharist—body, blood, soul and divinity. …, Sometimes skeptics have claimed that the infancy narratives found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 contra This is a great mystery of our faith--we can only know it from Christ's teaching given us in the Scriptures and in the Tradition of the Church. We shall become like you and praise you for ever through Christ our Lord. A substance is what something is: an accident is what a substance possesses. Paul VI, MF 18; St. Cyril of Alexandria, In Luc. V. THE SACRAMENTAL SACRIFICE THANKSGIVING, MEMORIAL, PRESENCE Gal 2:20. Let our adoration never cease. …, Among others we could consider, we will examine three reasons why Mary was and continues to be both The Holy and Divine Liturgy, because the Church's whole liturgy finds its center and most intense expression in the celebration of this sacrament; in the same sense we also call its celebration the Sacred Mysteries. It is directed at the liturgical celebration, by the apostles and their successors, of the memorial of Christ, of his life, of his death, of his Resurrection, and of his intercession in the presence of the Father.167. 28,16-19: CCL 19A,813-814. The Holy Sacrifice, because it makes present the one sacrifice of Christ the Savior and includes the Church's offering. 222 Cf. Share this paragraph of the Catechism: Paragraph: 1346 The liturgy of the Eucharist unfolds according to a fundamental structure which has been preserved throughout the centuries down to our own day. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church became conscious of the meaning of silent adoration of the Lord present under the Eucharistic species. What does the Catholic Church teach about the Eucharist? "134 "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. Through Christ the Church can offer the sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for all that God has made good, beautiful, and just in creation and in humanity. 1,67:PG 6,429. When he who presides has given thanks and the people have responded, those whom we call deacons give to those present the "eucharisted" bread, wine and water and take them to those who are absent.171 I simply ask you to remember me at the Lord's altar wherever you are.194 . 243 Mt 26:29; cf. 141 Cf. The "cup of blessing"157 at the end of the Jewish Passover meal adds to the festive joy of wine an eschatological dimension: the messianic expectation of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. It is not man that causes the things offered to become the Body and Blood of Christ, but he who was crucified for us, Christ himself. The Catechism of the Catholic Church does, it is true, give us a general theological norm about divorce in general, noting rightly that “Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law…. "208 It is by this action that his disciples will recognize him after his Resurrection, and it is this expression that the first Christians will use to designate their Eucharistic assemblies; by doing so they signified that all who eat the one broken bread, Christ, enter into communion with him and form but one body in him” (CCC 1329). 1348 All gather together. When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss. …, God did not reveal his plan of the ages all at once. 1353 In the epiclesis, the Church asks the Father to send his Holy Spirit (or the power of his blessing180) on the bread and wine, so that by his power they may become the body and blood of Jesus Christ and so that those who take part in the Eucharist may be one body and one spirit (some liturgical traditions put the epiclesis after the anamnesis). As described The Church which is the Body of Christ participates in the offering of her Head. But like the good thief I cry, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.". 1358 We must therefore consider the Eucharist as: CIC, can. He takes them and offers praise and glory to the Father of the universe, through the name of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and for a considerable time he gives thanks (in Greek: eucharistian) that we have been judged worthy of these gifts. . CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651). . 205 St. Ambrose, De myst. Through it Christ unites them to all the faithful in one body - the Church. It makes manifest the fulfillment of the wedding feast in the Father's kingdom, where the faithful will drink the new wine that has become the Blood of Christ.159 1410 It is Christ himself, the eternal high priest of the New Covenant who, acting through the ministry of the priests, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. . "223 1352 The anaphora: with the Eucharistic Prayer - the prayer of thanksgiving and consecration - we come to the heart and summit of the celebration: "176 1376 The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: "Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. Ps 104:13-15. The bishop of the place is always responsible for the Eucharist, even when a priest presides; the bishop's name is mentioned to signify his presidency over the particular Church, in the midst of his presbyterium and with the assistance of deacons. . Lk 22:18; Mk 14:25. But because his priesthood was not to end with his death, at the Last Supper "on the night when he was betrayed," [he wanted] to leave to his beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands) by which the bloody sacrifice which he was to accomplish once for all on the cross would be re-presented, its memory perpetuated until the end of the world, and its salutary power be applied to the forgiveness of the sins we daily commit. In 1326 1383 The altar, around which the Church is gathered in the celebration of the Eucharist, represents the two aspects of the same mystery: the altar of the sacrifice and the table of the Lord. 1374 The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ.207, 1378 Worship of the Eucharist. The Church sees in the gesture of the king-priest Melchizedek, who "brought out bread and wine," a prefiguring of her own offering.155. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.". CIC, can. 1381 "That in this sacrament are the true Body of Christ and his true Blood is something that 'cannot be apprehended by the senses,' says St. Thomas, 'but only by faith, which relies on divine authority.' '"212 most especially in the Eucharistic species. ." "200 The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. O bond of charity! Because I always sin, I should always have a remedy. 207 Cf. . For example, the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation of Christ were not defined until centuries after the time of the apostles because they were not seriously challenged until then. By offering to God our supplications for those who have fallen asleep, if they have sinned, we . For this reason, in a commentary on Luke 22:19 ('This is my body which is given for you. But the celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. "238, 1400 Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, "have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders. 1329 The Lord's Supper, because of its connection with the supper which the Lord took with his disciples on the eve of his Passion and because it anticipates the wedding feast of the Lamb in the heavenly Jerusalem.143 "These Churches, although separated from us, yet possess true sacraments, above all - by apostolic succession - the priesthood and the Eucharist, whereby they are still joined to us in closest intimacy." They have stayed the same until our own day for all the great liturgical families. 67. But like the good thief I cry, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." "He took the cup filled with wine. Christ is thus really and mysteriously made present. At its head is Christ himself, the principal agent of the Eucharist. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. The power of the blessing prevails over that of nature, because by the blessing nature itself is changed. . "218 Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion. In the intercessions, the Church indicates that the Eucharist is celebrated in communion with the whole Church in heaven and on earth, the living and the dead, and in communion with the pastors of the Church, the Pope, the diocesan bishop, his presbyterium and his deacons, and all the bishops of the whole world together with their Churches. 1341 The command of Jesus to repeat his actions and words "until he comes" does not only ask us to remember Jesus and what he did. 1388 It is in keeping with the very meaning of the Eucharist that the faithful, if they have the required dispositions,221 receive communion when they participate in the Mass.222 As the Second Vatican Council says: "That more perfect form of participation in the Mass whereby the faithful, after the priest's communion, receive the Lord's Body from the same sacrifice, is warmly recommended."223. 183 1 Cor 11:24-25. He is high priest of the New Covenant; it is he himself who presides invisibly over every Eucharistic celebration. 1323 "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. 1 Cor 11:26. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (cf. - the sacrificial memorial of Christ and his Body; The whole community thus joins in the unending praise that the Church in heaven, the angels and all the saints, sing to the thrice-holy God. . 159 Cf. . The more we share the life of Christ and progress in his friendship, the more difficult it is to break away from him by mortal sin. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1331 Holy Communion, because by this sacrament we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body.151 We also call it: the holy things (ta hagia; sancta)152 - the first meaning of the phrase "communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed - the bread of angels, bread from heaven, medicine of immortality,153 viaticum. "239 It is for this reason that, for the Catholic Church, Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible. 203 Paul VI, MF 39. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.". 246 Roman Missal 126, embolism after the Our Father: expectantes beatam spem et adventum Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi; cf. He is high priest of the New Covenant; it is he himself who presides invisibly over every Eucharistic celebration. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. 214 St. Ambrose, De Sacr. The Eucharistic assembly (synaxis), because the Eucharist is celebrated amid the assembly of the faithful, the visible expression of the Church.149 "And since in this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner. Each name evokes certain aspects of it. It is not man that causes the things offered to become the Body and Blood of Christ, but he who was crucified for us, Christ himself. Paul VI, MF 18. 152 Apostolic Constitutions 8,13,12:PG 1,1108; Didache 9,5; 10:6:SCh 248,176-178. "135 919. Since Christ was about to take his departure from his own in his visible form, he wanted to give us his sacramental presence; since he was about to offer himself on the cross to save us, he wanted us to have the memorial of the love with which he loved us "to the end,"209 even to the giving of his life. When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss. myst. Deut 8:3. Luther said, “[I]t is an absurd and unheard-of juggling with words, to understand ‘bread’ to mean ‘the form, or accidents of bread,’ and ‘wine’ to mean ‘the form, or accidents of wine.’ Why do they not also understand all other things to mean their forms, or accidents?” The answer to Luther’s question is that Jesus referred to bread as his body and the wine as his blood. 1392 What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. 1353 In the epiclesis, the Church asks the Father to send his Holy Spirit (or the power of his blessing180) on the bread and wine, so that by his power they may become the body and blood of Jesus Christ and so that those who take part in the Eucharist may be one body and one spirit (some liturgical traditions put the epiclesis after the anamnesis). Roman Missal, EP I (Roman Canon) 90. Because this bread and wine have been made Eucharist ("eucharisted," according to an ancient expression), "we call this food Eucharist, and no one may take part in it unless he believes that what we teach is true, has received baptism for the forgiveness of sins and new birth, and lives in keeping with what Christ taught. 228 Fanqith, Syriac Office of Antioch, Vol. In the intercessions, the Church indicates that the Eucharist is celebrated in communion with the whole Church in heaven and on earth, the living and the dead, and in communion with the pastors of the Church, the Pope, the diocesan bishop, his presbyterium and his deacons, and all the bishops of the whole world together with their Churches. 1367 The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: "The victim is one and the same: the same now offers through the ministry of priests, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different." Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread:"234. Jesus' passing over to his father by his death and Resurrection, the new Passover, is anticipated in the Supper and celebrated in the Eucharist, which fulfills the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the Church in the glory of the kingdom. 1338 The three synoptic Gospels and St. Paul have handed on to us the account of the institution of the Eucharist; St. John, for his part, reports the words of Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum that prepare for the institution of the Eucharist: Christ calls himself the bread of life, come down from heaven.165 Mt 26:26; Mk 14:22. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he gave a new and definitive meaning to the blessing of the bread and the cup. But although the substance of the bread and wine changes, the accidents of the bread and wine—what we perceive of these substances—remain. Be convinced that this is not what nature has formed, but what the blessing has consecrated. Jn 6. . 1394 As bodily nourishment restores lost strength, so the Eucharist strengthens our charity, which tends to be weakened in daily life; and this living charity wipes away venial sins.231 By giving himself to us Christ revives our love and enables us to break our disordered attachments to creatures and root ourselves in him: And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. 1414 As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God. Council of Trent (1551): DS 1638. . 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