Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday, Wk 5, C: "taking the seven loaves he gave thanks"

... broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute,and they distributed them to the crowd.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is called:

"The Lord's Supper", because of its connection with the supper which the Lord took with his disciples on the eve of his Passion and because it anticipates the wedding feast of the Lamb in the heavenly Jerusalem.
The Breaking of Bread, because Jesus used this rite, part of a Jewish meal when as master of the table he blessed and distributed the bread, above all at the Last Supper. It is by this action that his disciples will recognize him after his Resurrection, and it is this expression that the first Christians will use to designate their Eucharistic assemblies; by doing so they signified that all who eat the one broken bread, Christ, enter into communion with him and form but one body in him.
-- CCC 1329

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