Eucharist, also called Holy Communion or Lord’s Supper, in Christianity, ritual commemoration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, at which (according to tradition) he gave them bread with the words, “This is my body,” and wine with the words, “This is my blood…………”
Once we become members of Christ’s family, He does not let us go hungry, but feeds us with His own Body and Blood through the Holy Eucharist.
This lamb prefigured Jesus. He is the real “Lamb of God,” Who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). Through Jesus we enter into a New Covenant with God (Luke 22:20), Who protects us from eternal death. God’s Old Testament people ate the Passover lamb. Now we must eat the lamb that is the Eucharist. Jesus said, “unless you eat My flesh and drink My blood you have no life within you” (John 6:53)
At the Last Supper He took bread and wine and said, “Take and eat. This is My body…This is My blood which will be shed for you” (Mark 14:22-24). In this way Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the sacrificial meal Catholics consume at each Mass.
Paul reminds us that the bread and the wine really become, by a miracle of God’s grace, the actual Body and Blood of Jesus: “Anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the Body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself” (1Corinthians 11:27-29).
After the consecration of the bread and wine, no bread or wine remains on the altar. Only Jesus Himself, under the appearance of bread and wine remains.
At Ascension, the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is typically received in the second grade after two years of preparation through the Cathecism Classes.
To receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eurcharist for the first time as an adult and for children, please contact the Parish Secretary on +234 8021115555 for more information..