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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN THE EUCHARIST


“EUCHARIST” MEANS The word “Eucharist” is taken from a Greek word THANKSGIVING Acts 27: 33-38


which means thanksgiving. The Eucharist is a


prayer of thanksgiving. We offer thanks to the Father, in the name of the Son, Jesus Christ, through the power of the Spirit.


WE GIVE THANKS TO THE FATHER FOR ALL HE HAS GIVEN US


2 Cor 2: 14-17


We thank the Father because he has created us, the world, and all living things. We thank God because he sent his Son, Jesus, to become human like us. Through his death on the cross Jesus forgave our


sins and made it possible for us to become sons and daughters of God. We thank the Father because Jesus has chosen to remain with us in the Eucharist. He continues to forgive sins, to give us a share in his power, and to fill us with the Spirit.


“LTIURGY” MEANS ACTION OF THE PEOPLE


Ps 42 & 43


The Eucharist is a liturgy. The word “liturgy” is taken from a Greek word that means “action of the people.” The liturgy of the Eucharist is a public


prayer of worship, praise, and thanksgiving. All the members of the local community come together to offer praise and thanksgiving to the Father.


A BISHOP OR PRIEST


PRESIDES OVER THE members of the community of believers. The EUCHARIST Gn 14: 17-20


The liturgy of the Eucharist is offered by all the prayer of worship is led by a bishop or priest.


These ministers share in the priesthood of Christ as you do. They are set apart by the community as the official presides of the community of worship.


THE LORD’S DAY Acts 20: 7-12


From the beginning of the Church, Sunday or the


Lord’s Day has been set aside as the day on which Christians come together as a community to offer


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