Eucharist Research Paper
The Eucharist is one of seven sacraments found within the Catholic tradition and is fundamental for Christians is their spiritual journey with Christ. This paper will provide a short history of the Eucharist and its foundations in the Jewish Passover; an understanding of the Eucharist as a memorial likened to Anzac day or Remembrance day; A theological understanding of how Christ’s real presence is found within the gifts of the bread and wine and how this applies to students today in terms of the gifts received at Eucharist.
In this paper, all scriptural texts will be referenced from the New Revised Standard Version (1989).
A concise history of the development of the Eucharist
The Eucharist is the most important and holy sacrament of the …show more content…
1391-1397). The first of the effects is that one’s relation with Christ will grow stronger in union. Because having life in Christ is the foundation as found in John 6:57 “Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me”. The second is the preservation, increasing, and renewal of the life of grace that is gained through Baptism, a forgiveness of sins. The third is the strength to prevent other greater sins. The Forth is strengthening one 's relationship with the church and other Christians; and lastly, the fifth is an increased charity to help the poor. For students whom have been baptised and are continually growing their faith and walk with Christ, receiving the Eucharist is fundamental in that one will struggle to grow and draw closer to God without it. As it says in John 6:57 “whoever eats me will live because of me”. Thus, for students, it is important that they continue to receive the Eucharist as it will strengthen them in their journey with Christ, all through the power of the Holy