By Debra DraperReligion columnist. Holy Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, is taken in remembrance of what our Savior our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross. The bread represents Jesus’ body that was scourged and broken before and during His crucifixion, and the cup represents His shed blood.
How do you receive communion spiritually?
PRAYER OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
What is the traditional biblical meaning of communion?
Let’s see what the Bible says. The meaning and symbolism go DEEP and this will change the way you take the Lord’s Supper! Communion or the Lord’s Supper is the breaking and eating of bread to symbolize Christ’s body broken for us and drinking wine to remember the blood he shed for our sins.
Why do we need to practice your spirituality of Communion?
When we are unable physically to attend Mass, we may consider the practice of “spiritual communion” — an act to which the saints have given a consistent witness. Spiritual Communion is a traditional practice of expressing to the Lord our longing for him and our desire for him to enter our hearts.
What does Holy Communion mean in Christianity?
Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or Lord’s Supper, in Christianity, ritual commemoration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. The Eucharist (from the Greek eucharistia for “thanksgiving”) is the central act of Christian worship and is practiced by most Christian churches in some form.
What happens Holy Communion?
A First Communion is a rite of passage also known as the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and is a celebration of a child’s decision to follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. He/She will eat the Bread of Life (or a “host” – a round white wafer made of wheat) and drink wine from the Cup of Life.
When did spiritual communion begin?
Fortunately, we have had one for spiritual communion since at least the 5th century. It seems imperative today for pastors and catechists to transmit this rich theological and spiritual tradition to the people. The Latin Church Father explains Jesus’s bread of life discourse.
What do u mean by spirituality?
Spirituality involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature.
What is a spiritual connection?
A spiritual connection is a sense that there’s something bigger than you and your individual experiences, meanings, or beliefs—that we’re all connected as one human race with common goals and interests, no matter what they are.
What do I say when I take Communion?
The person offering the cup will say “the Blood of Christ,” and you should respond (as above) with a bow and a proclamation of your faith: “Amen.” The lip of the chalice is wiped off after each member receives the blood as a way to limit germs, but if you know you are contagious, refrain from receiving from the Cup.
What prayer do you say after receiving Communion?
A Catholic may wish to recite prayers of thanksgiving thanking Jesus for the sacrament of Communion and thanking him for residing in his body. Another prayer that Catholics may recite after receiving the Holy Eucharist is the Anima Christi, a 14th-century prayer asking Jesus for salvation and sanctification.
What do pastors say before Communion?
Jesus said – “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”