Holy Eucharist


#1

I hope I don’t draw to long on this question forgive me if I do. My mother-in-law was raised in the Lutheran Church and then joined The World Wide Church of God for many years. I think that the later instilled in her a deeper division in her faith from the Catholic Church then did the Lutherans.

She has recently been attending a Lutheran service (one step at a time, right?) and is just dumbfounded by the fact that Lutherans are now making the Sign of the Cross but more dumbfounded that some of the Lutheran services are now offering Communion each Sunday! She believes that taking communion weekly makes it “to common”! I explained that we as Catholics can partake of Holy Communion each and every day and that the feeling is not “common” at all, yet brings us together in faith and love of our Lord Christ Jesus! I did tell her that it was scriptural that we should “Take His Body and Drink His Blood” OFTEN! Am I wrong in this statement?

I havent been able to find scriptural passages that indicates that the Eucharist should indeed be taken often. Can you help me please?

God Bless you this Holy Season of Lent and Easter!

Rob Ardoin


#2

Check out Acts 2:46: And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of good with glad and generous hearts.

The phrase “breaking bread” was always used in the early Church to refer to Holy Communion.


#3

Also, 1Corinthians 11:24-26 “and after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “THis is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, AS OFTEN as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For AS OFTEN as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.” There is nothing in scripture that says it is wrong to do this frequently. This scripture (and others also) seem to imply that it was common to do this frequently. Actually (this is my personal opinion), I think that it is beautiful that we are able to partake of this everyday if we want. I can never get enough of our Lord’s most precious gift that he offers to us until he comes again.


#4

I believe it is Hahn’s analogy, but I liked it:

If you love your spouse, does saying “I love you” every day mean less?


#5

[quote=RobertArdoin]I hope I don’t draw to long on this question forgive me if I do. My mother-in-law was raised in the Lutheran Church and then joined The World Wide Church of God for many years. I think that the later instilled in her a deeper division in her faith from the Catholic Church then did the Lutherans.

She has recently been attending a Lutheran service (one step at a time, right?) and is just dumbfounded by the fact that Lutherans are now making the Sign of the Cross but more dumbfounded that some of the Lutheran services are now offering Communion each Sunday! She believes that taking communion weekly makes it “to common”! I explained that we as Catholics can partake of Holy Communion each and every day and that the feeling is not “common” at all, yet brings us together in faith and love of our Lord Christ Jesus! I did tell her that it was scriptural that we should “Take His Body and Drink His Blood” OFTEN! Am I wrong in this statement?

I havent been able to find scriptural passages that indicates that the Eucharist should indeed be taken often. Can you help me please?

God Bless you this Holy Season of Lent and Easter!

Rob Ardoin
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You should find information on the Passover AND a practice of the Jews called the Todah which was a meal of Thanksgiving practiced often (sometimes daily) this is good to know because we rely heavily on the Jewish faith practices but fufilled by Jesus…


#6

[quote=alyssa]I believe it is Hahn’s analogy, but I liked it:

If you love your spouse, does saying “I love you” every day mean less?
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Excellent comparison! http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/clap2.gif


#7

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