Ecclesia de Eucharistia is an encyclical by Pope John Paul II published on April 17, . External links[edit]. Ecclesia de Eucharistia · Summary issued by the Vatican Press Office, Zenit, 17 April REFLECTIONS ON ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA. 1 – Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.. Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the. On Holy Thursday this year () our Holy Father Pope John Paul II published a Letter on the Eucharist (Ecclesia de Eucharistia). Since Jesus talks of himself.

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Eucharixtia is the bread come down from heaven So that a man may eat it and not die… Anyone who eats this bread will live forever. It is there that Christ took bread, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Precisely because the Church’s unity, which the Eucharist brings about through the Lord’s sacrifice and by communion in his body and blood, absolutely requires full communion in the bonds of the profession of faith, the sacraments and ecclesiastical governance, it is not possible to celebrate together the same Eucharistic liturgy until those bonds are fully re-established.

Father Vanhoye examines scriptural sources for our faith in the Eucharist, particularly the two traditions of its institution at the Last Supper, in Matthew-Mark and in Luke-Paul, and the light they shed on the Passion and Death of Christ.

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The fact that the power of consecrating the Eucharist has been entrusted only to Bishops and priests does not represent any kind of belittlement of the rest sunmary the People of God, for in the communion of the one body of Christ which is the Church this gift redounds to the benefit of all. Some parishes and institutions have continuous adoration of the exposed Blessed Sacrament.

Christ himself, our passover and living bread. De sacra communione et de cultu mysterii eucharistici extra Missam36 No. And the opposite is also true: Retrieved from ” https: Saint John Chrysostom, with his stirring eloquence, exhorted the faithful: Rather, it is sharing in the divine communion which alone can bring mankind to unity and peace n. Her disposition of faith, which eccledia are called to imitate, is perhaps best expressed in the Gospels in her words to the wine stewards at the Wedding Feast of Cana: I myself, in the first years of my apostolic ministry in the Chair of Peter, wrote the Apostolic Letter Dominicae Cenae 24 February8 in which I discussed some aspects of the Eucharistic mystery and its importance for the life of those who are eccleska ministers.


In the beginning of the third chapter of his Encyclical Letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope John Paul II reminds us that the relationship between the Church and the Holy Eucharist is so sukmary that the marks of the Church — one, holy, catholic and apostolic — also describe the Holy Eucharist.

In the same way, sacred music has developed down the Christian centuries to lift the minds and hearts of the faithful to the great mystery of faith, which is the Holy Eucharist. Those words would only be fully clear at the end of the Tri duum sacrumthe time from Thursday evening to Sunday morning. AAS 91xe John Paul considers the relationship of Mary to the Eucharist and considers her role as a model of Eucharistic faith. The path itself is long and strewn with obstacles greater than our human resources alone can overcome, yet we have the Eucharistiia, and in its presence we can hear in the depths of our hearts, as if they were addressed to us, the same words heard by the Prophet Elijah: The Pope then goes on to write that the Eucharist eucharixtia the principal and chief reason for the sacrament of the priesthood which effectively came into being at the moment of the institution of the Eucharist.

In various parts of the Church abuses have occurred, leading to confusion with smumary to sound faith and Catholic doctrine concerning this wonderful eucharistoa.

He does so through the priestly ministry of the Church, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. Most central of ee to the new evangelization is the Holy Eucharist, our communion with Christ in His true Body and Blood.

It cannot be subject to the whim of individual or of particular communities.

Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia

They had the faith of Mary at Bethany. The Holy Father points out a contrasting situation regarding the Holy Eucharist in the Church today, which he, as Bishop of the Universal Church, must address.

Summmary care shown in promoting the faithful observance of these norms becomes a practical means of showing love for the Eucharist and for the Church. The path taken by the Church in these first years of the third millennium is also a path of renewed ecumenical commitment.


It stresses that I am myself only by establishing relationships with God and others.

Just as we are most perfectly united with Christ through participation in the Holy Wummary, so Mary, from the very moment of the Incarnation, poured out, with her Incarnate Son, her entire life. A great and transcendent mystery, indeed, and one that taxes our mind’s ability to pass beyond appearances. Christ becomes present for us, under the species of bread and wine, so that we may receive Him into our very being.

Let us make our own the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas, an eminent theologian and an impassioned poet of Christ in the Eucharist, and turn in hope to the contemplation of that goal to which our hearts aspire in their thirst for joy and peace:. The joint and inseparable activity of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, which is at the origin of the Church, of her consolidation and her continued life, is at work in the Eucharist.

The priest who celebrates the Eucharist acts in the person of Christ the Head; he does not possess the Eucharist as its master, but is its servant for the benefit of the community of the saved.

He likens it to the experience of the Beloved Disciple who rested his head on the breast of the Master. Keeping these invisible bonds intact is a specific moral duty incumbent upon Christians who wish to participate fully in the Eucharist by receiving the body and blood of Christ.

Because the Eucharist makes present the redeeming sacrifice of the Cross, perpetuating it sacramentally, it naturally gives rise to a continuous need for conversion, for a personal response to the appeal made by Saint Paul to the Christians of Corinth: Christ made it clear that only by eating His Body and drinking His blood can we have life within us. PG 61, ; Cf. Communion with Christ strengthens us to overcome, with Christ, the division which sin always introduces into our lives.