By Will Brown The inability of Christians to gather for corporate worship, and the restrictions under which corporate worship must take place where it is allowed at all, are some of the most onerous aspects ... Read More...
We want to glorify God by giving him everything we have. What could we possibly give him that would amplify in any way the radiance that he already possesses?
In this offering, we return the whole of creation, including ourselves, to the Father.
The Eucharist is only a meal because it is first and most fundamentally a sacrifice.
Either we consume him, recognizing him in the bread and in the gathered community, or he consumes us.
Receiving the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is treated like a weekly Pill by some of us.
I have some sympathy with Derek Olsen, who bemoaned the fact that while the 1979 Book of Common Prayer seemed to move the Episcopal Church in a more Catholic direction, in practice it did no such thing.