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The witness of the Eucharist, or, The institution and early celebration of the Lord"s Supper

considered as an evidence of the historical truth of the gospel narrative, and of the Christian doctrine of the atonement.

by G. F. Maclear

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Published by [s.n.] in London .
Written in English


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SeriesMorrisian Prize essay -- 1863
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. ;
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Open LibraryOL17415906M

Lord's Supper, Or Eucharist (Gr. thanksgiving), a sacrament instituted by Christ on the night before his death. The former appellation is most common among Protestants, the latter among Roman Catholics. It is also called "holy communion," and its celebration the " communion service." The Greeks name it blessing or praise. Prayer of Consecration and Words of Institution. The redemptive acts of God, which enable the anaphora, are remembered throughout the following Prayer of Consecration, culminating in the Words of Institution, in which the celebrant remembers and re-presents Christ’s words at the Last Supper (Matt parr.).. On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ. Define The Lords Supper. The Lords Supper synonyms, The Lords Supper pronunciation, The Lords Supper translation, English dictionary definition of The Lords Supper. sacramental manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation" Translations. Abendmahl.   The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist 1. e u c h a r I s t The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. 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.


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The witness of the Eucharist, or, The institution and early celebration of the Lord"s Supper by G. F. Maclear Download PDF EPUB FB2

Includes bibliographical referencesPages: Matthew English Standard Version (ESV) Institution of the Lord's Supper. 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the [] covenant, which is.

The witness of the Eucharist, or, The institution or early celebration of the Lord's supper: considered as an evidence of the historical truth of the gospel narrative and of the Christian doctrine of the atonement.

First Corinthians chap and we come this morning to verses 17 to First Corinthians to Now, this is a very critical part of the New Testament because it deals with the celebration.

Most of the time, the Lord's Supper in the early church was an occasion to share with the poor. For many, for the slaves and the poor, the Lord's Supper must have been the one real meal of the week.

The idea of a tiny piece of bread and sip of wine bears no relation at all to the Lord's Supper as it originally was Complete with an appendix including Jewish texts and early Eucharistic Prayers, abbreviations, bibliography, and notes, The Celebration of the Eucharist is a comprehensive source for those who have an interest in the theology of the Eucharist in the course of by:   Depending upon the tradition of which your church is a part, that event, when spoken of within your congregation, may be called several different things, such as Communion, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or the Eucharist.

Pope St. John Paul II, in Dominicae Cenae, a letter to the bishops about the Eucharist, wrote that the priesthood “effectively came into being at the moment of the institution of the Eucharist” (No. Many Catholics are not aware that Jesus instituted the priesthood during the Last Supper.

** ** 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. They have stayed the same until our own day for all the great liturgical families.

Justin wrote to the pagan emperor Antoninus Pius () around the yearexplaining what Christians did. The Eucharist is a Christian rite that is considered a sacrament in most churches, and as an ordinance in others.

According to the New Testament, the rite was instituted by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper; giving his disciples bread and wine during a Passover meal, Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this in memory of me" while referring to the bread as "my body" and the cup of wine as "the new covenant in.

The early Christians gave the name of “sacrifice”; not only to the Eucharistic “thanksgiving,” but also to the entire ritual celebration including the liturgical “breaking of bread.

In the early Church it was called also "eucharist," or giving of thanks (Compare Matthew ), and generally by the Latin Church "mass," a name derived from the formula of dismission, Ite, missa est, i.e., "Go, it is discharged.". The account of the institution of this ordinance is given in Matthew Also called the Last Supper or the Memorial, it is the most sacred event for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Details about the occasion are found in Bible texts. The Lord’s Supper offers the truly present body and blood of Christ. It is taught among us that the true body and blood of Christ are really present in the Supper of our Lord under the form of bread and wine and are there distributed and received.

The contrary doctrine is therefore rejected (AC X). The Lord’s Supper strengthens faith. This is the last in a three-part series on the The institution and early celebration of the Lords Supper book Fathers on the Eucharist.

Part I looked at the writings of Church Fathers from the time of the Apostles until A.D. Part II looked at the Fathers from about toand today, we’re looking at the Fathers from to To set the stage, it’s during this period that we get the Council of Nicea (and thus, the Nicene Creed), the.

By the institution of the Supper, Christ made His disciples priests, wherefore the Eucharist may be administered only by an ordained priest. In the miracle of the sacrament, the "accidents" of the elements--bread and wine--remain, but they are no longer inherent in a subject, the substance in which they inhered being replaced by another.

In his book, Early Christians Speak, Everett Ferguson has observed that the literature of the post-apostolic age indicates that the Lord’s supper was a constant feature of the Sunday service. He declares that there is no second-century evidence for the celebration of a daily communion (p.

96). The liturgy is defined in the authorised prayer books of the various national churches and ecclesiastical provinces of the communion. The eucharistic rites follow one or other of two main sources, either the First English Prayer Book of or the Second of which, with minor modifications.

The Early History of the Lord's Supper Henk Jan de Jonge (Leiden Umversity) Shape and Functwn ofthe Community Supper m Connth As an histoncal phenomenon the Lord's Supper becomes perceptible for the first time m the first epistle of Paul to the Cormthians shortly after the middle of the first Century C.E.1 The Cormthian Community.

The Words of Institution are words echoing those of Jesus himself at his Last Supper that, when consecrating bread and wine, Christian Eucharistic liturgies include in a narrative of that event.

Eucharistic scholars sometimes refer to them simply as the verba. Almost all existing ancient Christian Churches explicitly include the Words of Institution in their Eucharistic celebrations, and consider.

The Lord’s Supper, as called Holy Communion or the Eucharist (Thanksgiving; ‘gave thanks’ – Matthew ), is considered a sacrament (religious ceremony or ritual that is ‘sacred’ and divine) in most churches and an ordinance (an order or decree issued by the church – a religious rite written and declared by the church) in others.

Institution, Last Supper. Lords Supper, Breaking of Bread, Eucharistic assembly, memorial, Holy Sacrifice, Divine Liturgy, and Holy Communion According to the Apostolic Tradition, what was the basic pattern of the celebration of the Eucharist. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Religion 3 Chapter 5.

68 terms. jarce Eucharist Questions. The Last Supper, Passover and the Eucharist are related through this. They are all occurrences of blessing food and eating the food or making the food to help sustain life.

Name 3 Old Testament stories that include bread and/or wine. The Lord’s Supper in Paul 71 Tertullian’s reply to Marcion. 8 Thus, from human perspectives, Jesus’ mission looks like a failed project. And this is exactly Paul’s point, because what looks foolish and weak to the eyes of the world is in factFile Size: KB.

The celebration of the Eucharist was characteristic of the pentecostal church, especially upon the Lord's Day. Its observance was preceded by the agape (1 Corinthians34) on the eve (for the circumstances of the institution were closely imitated, and the day was reckoned as beginning at sunset after the Jewish fashion), and thus the.

By the institution of the Supper, Christ made His disciples priests, wherefore the Eucharist may be administered only by an ordained priest. In the miracle of the sacrament, the "accidents" of the elements—bread and wine—remain, but they are no longer inherent in a subject, the substance in which they inhered being replaced by another.

Tertullian refers to the communion supper as spiritual words. "He says, it is true, that 'the flesh profiteth nothing;' but then, as in the former case, the meaning must be regulated by the subject which is spoken of.

Now, because they thought His discourse was harsh and intolerable, supposing that He had really and literally enjoined on them. The Lord’s Supper, particularly prominent in Presbyterian/Reformed tradition, emphasizes Christ’s institution of the sacrament, and connects the meal with its celebration on the Lord’s Day (Sunday).

John’s Gospel is heavily Eucharistic, and notes that Jesus’ Eucharistic discourse occurs at the time of the Passover (John ), a year before the Institution itself. And when he gets to the Last Supper, the point at which the Synoptic Gospels tell us Jesus instutited the Eucharist, he describes Jesus’ mealtime discourses at incredible.

Liturgy for Presbytery Celebrations of the Lord’s Supper. The following eucharistic liturgy is commended for use in presbytery celebrations of the Lord’s Supper. INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE.

Friends, this is the joyful feast of the people of God. File Size: 26KB. Celebrated in homes and small groups: from the celebration of the Passover (Exodus 12), to the Last Supper (M Luke 22) and the early church (Acts 2), the Lord’s Supper happened in homes with families or small groups of people as those were the contexts of weekly worship.

Reviews of and Quotes From Dr. Schweitzer's Books Here are my reviews of some of Albert Schweitzer's books. All are English translations from French or German.

Some of them are out of print, but often can be found in a research library or by a book search from a good used-book dealer. Also included here are reviews of compilations of his writings.

"As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take and eat it; this is My body.’" -Matthew (HCSB) A follow-up to Believer’s Baptism in the New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, The Lord’s Supper explores the current Baptist view of the communion sacrament.

Paschal Background of the Institution of the Eucharist V. SEQUENCE OF THE INSTITUTION Points to Be Noted VI. THE CHURCH'S OBSERVATIONS or THE EUCHARIST 1. Heavenly Background (1) Christians a Priestly Race (2) Christ, the Eternal High Priest 2.

Celebrated Each Lord's Day 3. Names of the Eucharist (1) Eucharist (2) Lord's Supper (3) Breaking. The apostle Paul says that he received instruction on the celebration of the Supper “from the Lord” and “delivered” that same instruction to the churches he started (1 Cor.

All churches that are faithful to the Bible, since the time of Christ, commemorate the Lord’s death in the Supper. The eucharistic prayer derives from the word of Jesus, who "blessed" the bread and cup. Early Christian praying is clearly related to the table grace or blessing of food found in rabbinic Judaism and implied in terms that we read in the New Testament for Jesus' action at the Last Supper in.

Eucharistic theology is a branch of Christian theology which treats doctrines concerning the Holy Eucharist, also commonly known as the Lord's exists exclusively in Christianity and related religions, as others generally do not contain a Eucharistic ceremony.

In the Gospel accounts of Jesus' earthly ministry, a crowd of listeners challenges him regarding the rain of manna before he.

The New Covenant replaced the Old Covenant when Christ, the Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians ), was sacrificed (Hebrews ). The sacrificial system was no longer needed (Hebrews ). The Lord’s Supper/Christian Communion is a remembrance of what Christ did for us and a celebration of what we receive as a result of His sacrifice.

At their Washington D.C. convention on 31 May,it was announced that “anyone coming into the organization from that day on would compose an earthly class of Christians.” [See their history book, 'Jehovah's Witnesses Proclaimers of God's Kingdom', pagespublishedalso 'The Watchtower' magazine 1st & 15th of August, ].

THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST. Importance Of Instruction On The Eucharist. As of all the sacred mysteries bequeathed to us by our Lord and Saviour as most infallible instruments of divine grace, there is none comparable to the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist; so, for no crime is there a heavier punishment to be feared from God than for the unholy or irreligious use by the faithful of.

Th e earliest account of the Lord’s Supper is found in Paul’s fi rst letter to the Corinthian church, probably written in the year 55 CE. Paul does not discuss the theme of the Lord’s Supper in order to elaborate upon its theological signifi cance, but rather to correct certain abuses that had crept into the celebration of the communal meal.While that is the official teaching, the wording of the Holy Eucharist liturgy in The Book of Common Prayer has been purposely ambiguous over the years to accommodate a wide variety of belief: real presence, representation and transubstantiation.

The intent to create a “big tent” for diversity of beliefs—in regard to the Lord’s Supper.The Lord’s Supper provides an opportunity for both evangelism and Christian growth. The Supper movingly emphasizes the love of God that led Jesus to give himself a sacrifice for sin.

For believers, the Supper affords a time for special communion with the Lord, expressing thanks for his sacrifice that enables us to be forgiven of our sin.