EUCHARIST / HOLY COMMUNION
The Source, Center & Summit of Our Faith
This is a huge belief . . . It always has been. We read in John 6, about how some of Jesus' followers left him over this teaching. But he didn't stop them or try to backtrack or say it was just a symbol. Jesus asked the apostles, as He asks us: Will you abandon Me because this teaching seems too hard?
We believe that when the hosts (small, round pieces of bread) and wine are consecrated by the priest, they become - as Jesus promised - His body and blood. They look and taste like bread and wine but are - by the power of the Holy Spirit - the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ.
When we partake of the Eucharist, we invite Christ to spiritually and literally become part of us, that we might increasingly become more like Him.
The scripture and theology on this sacrament are awe-inspiring and humbling. Please take some time to learn more from the resources below.