All the time at home - seeing I don't go to a physical building. We get matza bread and red wine, read and share about the Crucifixion and what God did for us and what it means by taking the communion and that we are to commune with Him. It's very interesting that the matza has to be made the way the rabbi's say: it must be baked and must have a slightly burnt aspect (marred) to it, no yeast (no yeast no life), and must be pierced.
Christian translation that they cannot understand: Jesus was put under the flames of judgment, physically marred, the Bread of Life died (no yeast, aka life - and why it's called the Feast of Unleavened Bread), and He was pierced for our iniquity.
Thank you for your reply.When that happens (like for the elderly or seriously ill in hospitals), priests or Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist will show up to offer communion
Hi Lanolin.I cant handle wine so I drink grape juice. For that reason I cant really go to an anglican church as they serve port, I think it is.
Usually with crackers at home. I dont know why many churches just have cup of tea and biscuit every week but the Lords supper only once a month.
I have yet to find a church that serves the Lords supper like in Jesus day although did go to a passover dinner last year. Though it doesnt matter if they dont do it quite right as the most important thing is remembering Jesus every time we eat and drink.
Thanks, Calvin -- that's very kind of you.Thank you for your reply.
I must confess that I completely overlooked the RC position on the Eucharist when I framed the questions. You seem to be well versed both in the Scriptures and RC litergy etc, could you yourself be appointed as an Extraordinary minister, or do you not wish it?
I shall be honest I don't really know the Catholic church and I certain don't know Pelosi. But isn't all who receiving communion a sinner? Or has it more to do because the churches position towards abortion?I remember seeing Pelosi go up for communion, and while I'm guilty for having my mind on that rather on Christ, Cardinal Donald Wuerl should have withheld communion from her until she publicly reversed her position on abortion (Canon 915).
Is the bread being Christ the core of Catholicism? Can't you being a catholic without believing in the catholic Eucharist?Many dissident Catholics, if you ask them about the Eucharist, they will say it's really nothing and just by believing that, they can't be counted as true and faithful Catholics.
That is a great question to ask because of course the answer is that we are all sinners. In fact, because we are sinners is why we receive the Eucharist -- we need Christ. However, the Church recognizes venial sin from mortal sin. Mortal sin could be fornication (adultery/masturbation/etc.), worship toward something or someone else, and of course abortion (whether it be committing it, performing it, or promoting it).I shall be honest I don't really know the Catholic church and I certain don't know Pelosi. But isn't all who receiving communion a sinner? Or has it more to do because the churches position towards abortion?
Technically, the answer to that is no. There are tons of Catholics in a theological sense (meaning they have been baptized and confirmed into the Church), but they themselves don't practice the faith, so they aren't Catholic in a faithful sense. Dogmatically speaking, the Eucharist is considered to be the Blessed Sacrament because all of the other sacraments surround this one. This is the one sacrament that actually is receiving Christ literally. So this one sacrament, I'd argue, is especially the one any given Catholic must accept as true. If they don't, all the others fall apart and they've just disbanded dogmatic belief.Is the bread being Christ the core of Catholicism? Can't you being a catholic without believing in the catholic Eucharist?
Maybe this is a sidestep from the OP, but I find it very interesting because as a protestant we have so much differences but our centre, Jesus Christ, is the same.
Well, I didn't intend for this to turn into a Catholic vs. Protestant discussion, and I'd like to keep that out of the mix. Of course you are more than welcome to talk in private about this. I have a ton to say about why Catholics regard the Eucharist the way we do and where this comes from. Your call of course.I dont know bout catholicism...I kind of stay away from it as far too religious for me. But I did hear they worship the wafer and believe Jesus is literally becomes it, cos had friends who were former catholics who said they beleived that. Like if they dropped it on the floor, it was sacrilege, and if they spilt the wine, it was like bleeding Jesus. Sorry but that is weird. And if it wasnt blessed by an official priest from their church, it wasnt really allowed to be eaten. Also...people outside the catholic church were seen as foreigners. And you couldnt marry them if you were catholic, even if they were christian, you had to convert them to the 'mother church'. And all sorts of strange stuff like that. So I stay away.
One time a friend invited me to her catholic church, for mass and was going to go, just to see what it was all about, but got there late and I think it was God delaying me and saying I didnt have to go. I dont think can fellowship there, please no offence to any practising catholics here, but dont think God wanted me in the catholic church. Or anglican. Maybe cos of the wine.