Ecclesia de Eucharistia is an encyclical by Pope John Paul II published on April 17, . External links. 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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Incorporation into Eccleaia, which is brought about by Baptism, is constantly renewed and consolidated by sharing in the Eucharistic Sacrifice, especially by that full sharing which takes place in sacramental communion.
As we recognize the need of more intense prayer in our lives, we sense the need to pray in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. The saving efficacy of the sacrifice is fully realized when the Lord’s body and blood are received in communion.
The Son of God became man in order to restore all creation, in one supreme act of praise, to the One who made it from nothing.
Tommy Lane This homily was delivered when I was engaged in parish ministry in Ireland before joining the faculty of Mount St. Rightly, we can say that Christ constituted the Church at her beginnings at the Last Supper n.
The path towards full unity can only be undertaken in truth. How could I not feel the need to urge everyone to experience it ever anew? Faith, however, is sufficient for us to know the truth and profess the truth of the Eucharist n. These are times when the Church is firmly built up and it becomes clear what she truly is: The serious deficiency of the situation should inspire everyone to develop and use all of the resources needed for an effective apostolate of priestly vocations n.
Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia
Our senses fail to identify the truth of the Holy Eucharist. The existence of the Church depends upon the unbroken succession of the apostolic ministry. At the same time Mary recalls the wonders worked by God in salvation history in fulfilment of the promise once made to the fathers cf. Similarly, it is unthinkable to substitute for Sunday Mass ecumenical celebrations of the word or services of dummary prayer with Christians from the aforementioned Ecclesial Communities, or even participation in their own liturgical services.
Each of ecclesiz letters has been a reflection, in some way, on the Holy Eucharist, the heart of the priestly life and ministry.
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Eucharistic communion, moreover, will inspire within us the desire to confess also our venial sins, lest we grow complacent or lukewarm in our love of the Eucharist. Such action of the Church is required in order to respect properly the Holy Eucharist and to avoid confusion and scandal in the community of faith n.
The congregation then sings or says: Do not pay him homage in the temple clad in silk, only then to neglect him outside where he is cold and ill-clad.
The Eucharist is a straining towards the goal, a foretaste of the fullness of joy promised by Summarry cf. Could there ever be an adequate means of expressing the acceptance of that self-gift which the divine Bridegroom continually makes to his Bride, the Church, by bringing the Sacrifice offered once and for all on the Cross to eucnaristia generations of believers and thus becoming nourishment for all the faithful?
It is the sacrifice of the Cross perpetuated down the ages. Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine! Every priest who celebrates Holy Mass, together with the Christian community which takes part in it, is led back in spirit to that place and that hour.
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We can see his amazement clearly in what he says about Eucharistic adoration and I conclude now with an excerpt again of what the Pope says ecclesja adoration:.
Allow me, like Peter at the end of the Eucharistic discourse in John’s Gospel, to say once more to Christ, sumamry the name of the sucharistia Church and in the name of each of you: The body given up for us and made present under sacramental signs was the same body which she had conceived in her womb! Missae SacrificioChapter 2: The treasure of the Eucharist, which the Lord places before us, impels us towards the goal of full sharing with all our brothers and sisters to whom we are joined by our common Baptism.
AAS 72 The tragedy ecclesua her Son’s crucifixion was thus foretold, and in some sense Mary’s Stabat Mater at the foot of the Cross was foreshadowed.
So, too, the Holy Eucharist was entrusted by Christ to the Apostles and has come to us through the unbroken succession of the apostolic ministry n.
Our Lord instructed the Apostles to renew His Supper, so that the People of God might be built up in every time and place through communion with Him, that is communion in His true Body and Blood n. On the night before He died, Christ, in the company of the Apostles, instituted the Holy Eucharist, in order that, through the ecclesua ministry of the Apostles, the faithful might always share ecclesiw the spiritual fruits of the sacrifice which He would carry out on Calvary on the following day, Good Friday.
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium All of this makes clear the great responsibility which belongs to priests in particular for the celebration of the Eucharist.