The importance of the last supper for christians today (Holy communion ,…
The importance of the last supper for christians today
it stresses the idea that by receiving Jesus’ body and blood a person is uniting themselves with God, i.e. ‘becoming one in loving union’
Receiving the body of Christ makes you become the Body of Christ, i.e. members of one body.
shared meal focussing on Jesus’ death and resurrection is a way of uniting them as a community of Jesus’ followers and increasing the love and fellowship they share
the belief that becoming ‘one in loving union’ with God and each other should have a profound effect on the rest of your life.
It teaches them what Jesus’ death achieved, as we have seen above.
It simply it stresses that this is what we do to thank God for everything he has done for humanity: for creating us, for his love, for Jesus, for the salvation he won through his death and resurrection.
Jesus is present at the Eucharist Jesu body
The lords supper
It stresses the belief that the meal is only a memorial of the last supper.
It is a way to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and the love God has for humanity.
The breaking of bread
It emphasises the memorial aspect of meal, and its role of proclaiming Jesus’ death.
emphasise the sharing aspect of the meal, that it brings the community together and unites them in love.
Ite, missa est (‘Go, it is accomplished’)
Christian is obliged and also empowered to go out and be Christ to other people, serving them with the same love they received from Christ.
It gives them a way to remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection and what it achieved for them
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Some Christians Jesus meant that the bread and wine simply symbolise his body and blood. These Christians think that the Eucharistic meal is only a memorial of the last supper and Jesus death.
Other Christians think that, at the Last Supper, in some way Jesus transformed the bread and wine into his body and blood. They believe that when the Eucharist is celebrated today that same transformation takes place. These Christians believe in the Real Presence of Jesus at the Eucharist.
Has the presence of his body and blood and his symbol of his body and blood symbol and real presence