The Eucharist Outline

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Program Outline: The Eucharist
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
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The Last Supper has been considered a particular type of meal; a Passover meal. For Jewish people, the Passover is one of three annual feasts. The Passover would take place on the evening of the first full moon of the first month in spring of that year. It originated in a sacrifice of a lamb to protect a flock and as the first wheat harvest of spring. This is where we get the Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world. Passover was adopted by the Israelites, celebrating God’s work for leading them out of Egypt. The question around the Last Supper is at what stage this occurred during Passover. The Synoptics (Matthew, Mark and Luke) place the last supper on the evening after the Passover lambs are sacrificed, making it a true Passover. According to John’s gospel, Jesus’ death occurs when the lambs are sacrificed, this places the meal on the night before meaning in couldn’t be a Passover. Putting aside when the last supper took place the importance is the meal. The meal is a proclamation of the trust the Jesus goes to his death. This proclaims his death as a significant final act of ministry . This event connects us with the death of Jesus as a person and as a …show more content…
Mark and Matthew have Jesus refer to “my blood of the covenant”, while Luke and Paul both use the phrase “the new covenant in my blood” . There is another difference that occurs, Luke and Paul mention Jesus’s request to “do this in memory of me”. Mark and Matthew refer to Jesus saying he will not drink wine until the coming of the kingdom. These differences help the reader to gain an insight to the differences that occur in the each person’s interpretation of the last supper. The main point I want to make from these discrepancies are by all accounts the disciples are present and the meal was only for them. John’s gospel looks at the last supper as a testamentary, where Jesus stresses his upcoming death and provides instructions to his followers about how to live their lives. This account shows a very different representation to the Synoptics and Paul, looking at them as a whole gives a much fuller picture of traditions in early Christian

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