Set out a nuanced understanding of the Eucharist (i.e. a theology of the Eucharist) that you want to convey to your students, making reference to key concepts from five of the readings
Sacraments are sacred symbols and rituals through which people can be put in touch with the God . The sacrament of Eucharist is one of the three initiation sacraments. Through the sacraments, Jesus welcomes, heals, forgives and in ways touches followers through bread, wine and oil. Sacraments are seen as both personal and communal encounters with Jesus Christ. Jesus is understood by followers as a living symbol of God, therefore seen as uniquely as a sacrament himself. This was noted in John’s gospel when Jesus said to his disciples “Who has seen me, has seen the Father” (John 14:9, NRSV).
The Eucharist is a celebration and this celebration occurs over a meal. The Last Supper has been considered a particular type of meal; a Passover meal. For Jewish people, the Passover is one of three annual …show more content…
What effect do the gospel stories have on your understanding of the Eucharist? Discuss everyone’s understanding and how the different stories may or may not influence your understanding.
Looking at Mark’s gospel compared to John’s Gospel, do these different viewpoints influence your understanding of Eucharist? Focusing on the two stories, does one interpretation resonate more the other?
Is the Eucharist an appropriate celebration for Christians’ identity? Look at what components within this celebration embrace Christian identity and what don’t. Can there be room for change with the celebration?
What will the Eucharist look like in the future? Can this celebration remain the same of does it require a change? Discuss what a Eucharist might look like in the future. Look at change over the last 2000 years and make