The Eucharistic Celebration

HISTORICAL LINES OF DEVELOPMENT It is easy to understand that this basic structure of the Eucharistic celebration has both preserved its essential elements and assumed various cultural forms . The Church itself has grown into a ...

The Eucharistic Celebration

Taking the statement of Lumen Gentium that participation in the Eucharistic celebration is "the source and summit of the Christian life" as a theme, Adolf Adam explains the historical development of the Mass, the structure and the parts of the Mass, the special forms of the celebration of the Mass, and Sunday and the Eucharistic celebration.

The Celebration of Eucharist

In Ignatius' letters the eucharistic celebration is called the “breaking of bread”31 and also the “Eucharist.” The word eucharistia occurs four times, and the sense is not constant, because it has a wide range of meanings; ...

The Celebration of Eucharist

Eucharistic liturgy has differed through the centuries and in different Churches. Because of these differences, it is essential that eucharistic liturgy be studied from ahistorical perspective. In The Celebration of the Eucharist, Enrico Mazza offers a thorough account of the theology of the Eucharist and presents a historical analysis of the origin and variety of eucharistic liturgies and their development in the Church. Beginning with the Last Supper, Father Mazza weaves his way through interpretations elaborated by the Fathers of the Church and medieval writers to provide the rich tapestry of concepts and categories adopted by Vatican Council II. 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 history. Chapters are Old Testament Sacrifices and Ritual Meal," "The Origin of the Christian Eucharist," "From the Jewish Liturgy to the Christian Eucharist," "Primitive Anaphoras: From the Didache to the Mystical Eucharist," "Primitive Anaphoras: Developments of the Eucharistic Liturgy," "Thematic Developments in the Eucharistic Liturgy," "The Early Patristic Period," "Tertullian and Cyprian," "The Fourth Century," "The Early Middle Ages," "The Scholastic High Middle Ages," "The Eucharist and the Relics of the Saints," "The Reformation and the Council of Trent," "The Liturgical Reform of Vatican Council II," "The Implementation of the Liturgical Reform," "The Parts of the Eucharistic Prayer," and "The Last Supper and the Church's Eucharist." Enrico Mazza is professor of liturgical history at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is the author of Mystagogy: A Theology of Liturgy in the Patristic Ages, Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite, and The Origins of the Eucharistic Prayer published by The Liturgical Press. "

The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite

In our present case , the Supper can be viewed as the code which contains the relation to the cross and which is at the same time internal to and present in every eucharistic celebration . In this approach , the Last Supper is the ...

The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite

This book is a historical-theological commentary on the approved, postconciliar, Eucharistic prayers of the Roman Rite. The author, Father Enrico Mazza, traces each prayer to its root time and gives the reader the cultural-theological climate of those times before analyzing the theological principles as translated in the prayers today.

Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

Cardinal Arinze, the greatly esteemed African churchman, a leading prelate of the Church, and head of a major Vatican Congregation elucidates the Church's teachings and belief about the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life, ...

Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

Cardinal Arinze, the greatly esteemed African churchman, a leading prelate of the Church, and head of a major Vatican Congregation elucidates the Church's teachings and belief about the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life, and the high point of her public worship. He presents these beautiful reflections on the Holy Eucharist as a sacrifice and sacrament, on the importance of faith in these sacred mysteries, and the necessity of reverence due to Christ present in this Eucharistic mystery.

Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

PREFACE The Eucharistic celebration occupies a central place in the prayer life of the Church and, therefore, of every member of ... When she celebrates this mystery in the Holy Eucharist, she is at the high point of her public worship.

Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

In this book, Cardinal Arinze emphasizes that the priest is ordained, first and foremost, to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass and other liturgical rites. The priest finds himself at the hightest moment of his vocation when 'in persona Christi' he celebrates the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

Being Claimed by the Eucharist We Celebrate

If, at the conclusion of every eucharistic celebration, we keep sending our people out into the world to be the presence of Christ, then it is incumbent upon us to guide them well in their journey of coming to know Christ intimately.

Being Claimed by the Eucharist We Celebrate

The eucharistic celebration is a vital part of the life and ministry of every priest and deacon. At the same time, the Eucharist is also a compelling narrative of all that Christ is for the people of God. In this book, Fr. Scott Detisch explores a spirituality of holy orders through the eucharistic actions of Christ: take, bless, break, and give. These are more than ritual actions the deacon or priest performs within the liturgy. As they did for Jesus Christ, these eucharistic words define who a priest or deacon is for God’s people.

Guide for Celebrating Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

As Pope Benedict XVI stated: “In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church's ...

Guide for Celebrating    Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

There are many ways to pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and the Church provides particular guidelines for these opportunities for prayer. In this resource, John Thomas Lane, sss, traces the historical developments of these practices from the early Church to the post-Conciliar reform. Lane walks through the various rituals, providing a theological context for best parish practices. This book addresses the following:  The Rite of Exposition and Benediction  Perpetual Exposition  Perpetual Adoration  Holy Hours and Forty Hours  The Corpus Christi procession  The Transfer of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday  Youth and Exposition  Eucharistic Congresses and their significance for the parish

The Eucharist in the West

Still, the Roman magisterium to this day has not explicitly rejected the notion of fruits derived from the Mass independently of the devotion of those who somehow actively participate in the celebration of the eucharistic sacrifice.

The Eucharist in the West

In the light of its own history, the Catholic theology of the Eucharist, as it is generally understood today, is revealed as a splinter tradition whose deficiencies call for fundamental reformulation. The valid aspects of that theology (for example, the recovery of the role of the Holy Spirit in the new Roman Eucharistic Prayers) must be identified and integrated with the faith and practice of the first theological millennium when the lex orandi was not so dominated by the lex credendi. In the third theological millennium, more attention to the content and structure of the classical Eucharistic Prayers of both East and West will result in a Catholic systematic theology of eucharistic sacrifice that is not only truer to its biblical and patristic foundations but also - of ecumenical import - closer to some of the theological insights of the Protestant Reformers. These highlights of The Eucharist in the West illustrate the great value of this posthumous work. Conceptually complete, but in only rough draft form at the time of Father Kilmartin's death, it has been edited and prepared for publication by Robert J. Daly, SJ Chapter one describes the characteristics of the eucharistic theology of the Western Latin Fathers. Chapter two identifies the more important orientations and developments of the Catholic tradition from early medieval Scholasticism up to the first part of the twelfth century. Chapter three singles out the special contribution of early Scholasticism to Latin eucharistic theology. Chapter four functions as a bridge from early Scholasticism to high Scholasticism by outlining the general approach to a synthetic theology of the Eucharist which was obtained at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Chapter five treats eucharistic theology from high Scholasticism to the Council of Trent. Chapter six summarizes the dogmatic teaching of the Council of Trent. This is followed in Chapter seven, by a treatment of salient features of post-Tridentine Eucharistic theology. Chapter eight includes an analysis of the practice and theology of Mass stipends. Chapter nine includes a detailed analysis of Aquinas's theology of the eucharistic sacrifice. Chapter ten offers an account of some recent contributions to the formulation of a theology of the eucharistic sacrifice which have contributed to the modern average Roman Catholic synthesis. Robert J. Daly, SJ, is a professor of theology at Boston College and former editor of Theological Studies. Edward J. Kilmartin, SJ (1923-1994), professor for liturgical theology at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, taught theology first at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and later at Boston College. He served as director of the doctoral program in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame.

The Eucharist

Msgr. Theodor Maas-Ewerd, professor of liturgiology in the theology faculty of the Catholic University of Eichstatt in Bavaria, has revised Die Messe, the monumental work on the Eucharist by the late Dr. Johannes H. Emminghaus, professor of ...

The Eucharist

Msgr. Theodor Maas-Ewerd, professor of liturgiology in the theology faculty of the Catholic University of Eichstatt in Bavaria, has revised Die Messe, the monumental work on the Eucharist by the late Dr. Johannes H. Emminghaus, professor of liturgiology and sacramental theology at the University of Vienna. Published as a revised edtion in German in 1992, this is the second edition in English (the first edition had eight printings).

Eucharist as a Celebration of Forgiveness

The celebration of the Eucharist is described by Lumen Gentium (LG), the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church from Vatican II, as “the source and summit of the Christian life” (LG 11; see also Sacrosanctum Concilium 10).

Eucharist as a Celebration of Forgiveness

An in-depth study of the history and theology of the Eucharist as primarily a celebration of forgiveness rather than as a tool for exclusion and the ethical consequences that arise from such a study.

The Eucharistic Faith

Every celebration of the Eucharist becomes the fullness of time because this is when God's future for us is 'tasted and seen': 'O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him' (Ps. 34.8).

The Eucharistic Faith

Theology began with the appearances of the risen Jesus. That is, theology began when persons were confronted with a presence that could only be realized by the act of God. In The Eucharistic Faith, the first of a significant new systematic theology of the Eucharist, Ralph N. McMichael weaves liturgy and theology together to understand the ways in which theology and Christian faith are, at heart, about the receiving of the gift of Jesus’ life in Communion.

101 Questions and Answers on the Eucharist

How did the celebration of the Eucharist evolve from the Last Supper ? The Lord told the twelve " to do this in memory of me , " and ever since , the Church has celebrated the Eucharist especially on Sunday , the Lord's Day ( cf.

101 Questions and Answers on the Eucharist

In this book Giles Dimock answers some the most commonly asked questions about the Eucharist that have been posed to him in his preaching and teaching. He starts off with questions on the Jewish background of Eucharist and then examines the Last Supper and its theology in the light of the Paschal Mystery. Some of the other questions deal with transubstantiation, sacrifice, Real Presence, communion, and intercommunion. Fr. Dimock's answers are both practical and ecumenical. The questions range from the straightforward Why is the Eucharist called Holy Communion, What is Forty Hours, to the more involved What is said about the Eucharist in the Code of Canon Law? Father Dimock places the teaching of the Church on the Eucharist in conciliar and papal documentation. Here is a book, appropriately appearing at the culmination of the Year of the Eucharist, that will satisfy the spiritual as well as theological curiosity of college students and seminarians studying the Eucharist, as well as probing, informed lay people.

Primary Readings on the Eucharist

Though this form of concelebration is not mentioned in most descriptions of the West Syrian rite , I have assisted ... The Ethiopians have a similar rite of " synchronized Masses ” as well as a form of eucharistic celebration in which ...

Primary Readings on the Eucharist

"This collection of essays covers fundamental aspects of the Eucharist, from the Biblical notion of 'memorial' to the issues of intercommunion and the relationship between the Eucharist and the Church. The chapters give evidence of increasing theological convergence in the thinking of contemporary Eastern and Western theologians on the Eucharist. This consensus is the result of developments in Biblical studies, our increasing knowledge of the Fathers, and the findings of liturgical studies and the historical study of the Church's liturgy in the East and the West." [Back cover].

Eucharist and Social Justice The

... as in El Salvador , the Catholic eucharistic community is a multiethnic , multicultural , and multilingual throng gathered around the " table of the world , " giving color , texture , and song to the eucharistic celebration .

Eucharist and Social Justice  The

Argues that the Eucharist is deeply political and potentially subversive and explores some of the many different aspects of the inseparable relationship between Eucharist and social justice.

From Eucharistic Adoration to Evangelization

It is the celebration of the Eucharist where Adoration takes place primarily, indeed the Eucharistic celebration is Adoration. 'There is an intrinsic connection between celebration and Adoration'. Indeed, the Mass is itself the greatest ...

From Eucharistic Adoration to Evangelization


The Eucharistic Liturgy

St. Paul the Apostle exhorts the Church to celebrate the Eucharist as the “culmination of its very existence, proclaiming the Lords death until he comes”659 (1 Cor. 11:26) when, in the fullness of time, the Lord will hand over the ...

The Eucharistic Liturgy

The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church exists as a hybrid church by blending the Eastern liturgical elements of the Oriental Orthodox Church and the evangelical ideas of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. This Church is a bridging church, connecting Protestantism and Oriental Orthodoxy. The reformation in the Malankara Church (1836) instigated a new impetus for this church in constructing an ecclesial identity and pattern of mission. A major missiological imperative employed by CMS missionaries in India was solely centered on the scripture. Against this popular understanding, the Mar Thoma Church, through its reformation process showed that liturgy can also be an imperative for mission. The translation and revision of the Eucharistic liturgy is the basic visible expression of reformation in the Malankara Church. Hence, this book explicitly places how the Eucharistic liturgy of the Mar Thoma Church is observed as the foundation for mission in its course of growth. In order to accomplish this objective, the writer has examined the historical evolution and the developmental process of the Eucharistic liturgy of the church, which is a revised version of the liturgy of St. James. In a nutshell, this study is an appraisal of various missiological themes reflected in the Eucharistic liturgy of the church. This study throws ample light on how the Mar Thoma Church integrated liturgy and evangelism in its course of development. The writer systematically illustrates how the church made a serious effort to bring missional themes employed in the liturgy into the practical realm by its ancillary organizations, convention gatherings, and sociocharitable works. This volume asserts that an emphasis on Eucharist-centred ecclesiology guides and motivates the church to enliven a mission-oriented life, which is crucial for accomplishing a relevant mission.

The Eucharist in the New Testament and the Early Church

do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh (ten eucharistian sarka einai) of our Lord Jesus Christ, the same flesh that suffered for our sins and ... He uses the term “Eucharist” in two senses, for the Eucharistic celebration and ...

The Eucharist in the New Testament and the Early Church

As presented in the New Testament, the Eucharist is a source of both inspiration and guidance today. In The Eucharist in the New Testament and the Early Church, Father LaVerdiere examines what the New Testament tells us about the Eucharist and how the Eucharist provides an important experiential and theological resource for the gospel stories of Jesus' life, ministry, passion and resurrection, as well as for the life and development of the Church. Father LaVerdiere illustrates how the origins of the Eucharist coincide with the origins of the Church. The development of the Eucharist reflects the development of the early Church, as well as its creative theological and pastoral reflection. Through the lens of the New Testament it views the beginnings of both Church and Eucharist when the risen Lord appeared to the disciples at meals soon after Jesus' passion, death and resurrection. He also looks beyond the New Testament and explores the ongoing development of Eucharistic theology and practice up to the mid-second century, ending with Justin Martyr, the first to describe the Eucharist to people who had no personal experience of it. Father LaVerdiere focuses on the Eucharist in relation to ecclesiology, Christology, and liturgy. He begins by reflecting on how Christians referred to the Eucharist before it had a name, how names for the Eucharist came to be and their importance, how the Eucharist was celebrated at the very beginning, how liturgical formulas came to be, how these formulas brought out the riches of the Eucharist, and how the Eucharist related to different pastoral situations. The concept of triunity, the assembly, the Eucharist, and the Church guides this study. The Eucharist is the sacrament of the assembly, the sacrament of the Church's life in the world. From the very beginning, there was no separating the three, nor are there separating references to the Eucharist from the letters, gospels, or other work in which the three appear. Here, Father LaVerdiere stresses that in order to know the Eucharist in the New Testament and the early Church, one has only to look at the composition and actual life of the Church. Thus, to know the Church, one has only to look at the way it celebrates the Eucharist. Since most of today's challenges concerning the Eucharist are similar to those experienced by the early Church, The Eucharist in the New Testament and the Early Church will be of great help to pastors, students, catechists and those in ministry, who want the celebration of the Eucharist to make a difference on the rest of Christian life in the Church. Eugene LaVerdiere, SSS, is the senior editor of Emmanuel magazine and an adjunct professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. He is author of Fundamentalism: A Pastoral Concern, A Church for All Peoples: Missionary Issues in a World Church, and Luke from the New Testament Message series published by The Liturgical Press.

Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal is the cure for Catholics who believe Mass is boring. Using Sacred Scripture, Church documents, and the text of the rite itself, this book shows the deep symbolism in every word and action of the liturgy.

Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal is the cure for Catholics who believe Mass is boring. Using Sacred Scripture, Church documents, and the text of the rite itself, this book shows the deep symbolism in every word and action of the liturgy.

The Eucharist Mystery of Presence Sacrifice and Communion

Sacramental Eucharistic concelebration can be defined as a Eucharistic celebration in which two or more priests participate in a common priestly oblation, such that each is acting in the person of Christ in realizing and offering the ...

The Eucharist  Mystery of Presence  Sacrifice  and Communion

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion explores the three ends of the Sacrament of Sacraments: God’s true presence, His redemptive sacrifice, and spiritual nourishment through communion with Him. In this follow-up to his groundbreaking work, Faith Comes From What Is Heard, Lawrence Feingold constructs a biblical vision of the Eucharist from its prefigurement in the Old Testament to its fulfillment in the New and presents the Eucharistic theology of the Church Fathers, St. Thomas Aquinas, and magisterial teaching from centuries past through today. The Eucharist is a masterful text, both challenging and spiritually rich, that comprehensively examines the unspeakable mystery that is the Eucharist.

The Eucharist and Human Liberation

A DEEPER ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED Our reflection on the Eucharist shows that the problem of giving meaning to it is not merely one of minor changes of an external nature such as in the form of celebration, types of songs, language, ...

The Eucharist and Human Liberation

The Eucharist is at the heart of individual Christian devotion and at the center of every Christian community. Tissa Balasuriya challenges us to see the relation between the spiritual Bread of Life and the staff of life, food for the physically hungry, who make up one-third of the world. This is disturbing but dynamic reading for all who gather at the Table of the Lord's Supper.