Category Archives: Eucharist

John’s Institution Narrative

The Gospel of John has no “Institution Narrative” directly parallel to the scene at the Last Supper in the Synoptics, where Jesus establishes a commemorative meal at which his followers will eat his flesh and drink his blood. Instead, John … Continue reading

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Protestant Churches as Ecclesial Communities

An Anglican friend with Reformed sympathies recently suggested to me that Roman Catholicism’s claims to a distinctive degree of church unity are deceptive: after all, Jesuits and Dominicans and Franciscans surely disagree with each other as much as do Presbyterians and … Continue reading

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Augustine on embodied knowledge

” Hoc enim nomen disyllabum cum dicitur, mundus, quoniam sonus est, res utique corporalis per corpus innotuit, id est, per aurem: sed etiam quod significat per corpus innotuit, id est, per oculos carnis. Mundus quippe in quantum notus est, videntibus … Continue reading

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Social Sacrament

I’m uncomfortable with Eucharistic adoration and associated practices because of 1 Cor 10:16-17 τὸ ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας ὃ εὐλογοῦμεν, οὐχὶ κοινωνία ἐστὶν τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ; τὸν ἄρτον ὃν κλῶμεν, οὐχὶ κοινωνία τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐστιν; ὅτι εἷς ἄρτος, ἓν σῶμα οἱ πολλοί ἐσμεν, οἱ γὰρ πάντες ἐκ τοῦ ἑνὸς ἄρτου μετέχομεν. “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body”: it is precisely the act of sharing (κοινωνία) in the … Continue reading

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