Communion Rite : The Communion Essay

1435 Words Sep 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Sabrina Dang
Mr. Zelenak
Religion IV
28 September 2016
Communion Rite "Come to the table of mercy, prepared with the wine and the bread. All who are hungry and thirsty, come and your soul will be fed." This verse from the song,"Come to the Table," perfectly describes communion because Jesus called himself the,"Bread of Life," which meant that we are nourished by Him, and He satisfies us when everything else leaves us empty. The journey toward the altar to receive Communion reflects on the journey we all have towards God. Communion is an important part of the mass that has been celebrated for over many centuries. Communion Rite consists of four parts: Our Father, Sign of Peace, Lamb of God, Breaking of Bread, and Communion. The focus of the essay would be on Communion or in other churches, the Lord 's Supper or the Eucharist. During communion, we receive the body of Christ, but as we recall from our lessons in class, there are some guidelines we have to follow to receive the Eucharist. For example, we have to be catholic, we do not have any mortal sins, we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, we have to fast one hour before receiving, we should dress for success, and arrive on time to mass. In order to fully understand what goes on during Communion, we first need to learn about the basics such as the content of it, biblical and theological connections, and the history behind it. Communion is when we receive the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Communion…

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