The Eucharist is only a meal because it is first and most fundamentally a sacrifice.
I could not have imagined a day when celebrating the Eucharist facing “liturgical east” would be considered cutting edge, nouveau, très chic.
Do the historical psalms simply retell stories we read in a more gripping form in the Pentateuch and elsewhere?
Either we consume him, recognizing him in the bread and in the gathered community, or he consumes us.
Three things really caught my eye this week: a transatlantic blog debate on the Eucharist, a talk on ecumenism, and the idea of intercontextual theologies of mission.
Over at the blog of the Diocese of San Diego, John McAteer has argued that the practice of Communion without baptism is "essential for a proper theology of evangelism."
In what way is this night, to use the words of God to Moses and the people of Israel, a "memorial" (Ex. 12:14)?