Eucharist and The Mass
In this lecture from our 2009 Deep in History conference, Dr. Scott Hahn examines the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, and takes a look at why this prayer is placed in the liturgy of the Mass after the consecration, and before the distribution of Holy Communion. He looks at the context in which Jesus teaches the prayer during the Sermon on the Mount, the significance of referring to God as “Father,” and more. Dr. Hahn argues that the ‘Our Father’ is a prayer that we pray much, but ponder little; and argues that a better understanding of these words, which come directly from the lips of Jesus, can lead us to a deeper appreciation for our relationship with God.
Dr Brant Pitre on the history through Jewish eyes of the Eucharist get his book entitled ‘Jesus & the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist’ for even more info.
Tim Francis has a mission to share the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The miracles he shares of the Communion Host transforming into the heart muscle and blood of Jesus is truly astounding. He believes that once people learn about these amazing miracles of the host transforming into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and a statue of Jesus bleeding real blood and weeping human tears, there will be a revival in the world.
Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!
The Lambs Supper – Scott Hahn
You may have heard priests or devout Catholics say something like, “If only people knew what was happening at Mass, they’d be more willing to go.” That may be true, but in this video, Fr. Mike also gets to the more practical—and painfully direct—heart of the matter. He points out that the heart of worship is sacrifice, and ultimately it’s not about how engaged or entertained we are. Mass isn’t about us; it’s about God and what he asks of us.
In this presentation to the parish of St Aidan’s Mt Druitt Robert Haddad outlines his 30 year personal journey in growing in knowledge and faith about the Eucharist. This journey is marked by the following ‘seven surprises’:
1. The Eucharist in the time of the early Church Fathers.
2. The Eucharist as the fulfilment of the prophecy of Malachi.
3. Importance of the Eucharist in the life of the New Testament Church.
4. The Eucharist as the new food of the new Tree of Life and the food of resurrection, glorified body and eternal life.
5. The Eucharist as the “epiousios” bread.
6. The Eucharist as the new “bread of the presence.”
7. The Eucharist as the new Mannah of the Messiah.
This is a must-see presentation for those who want to increase their knowledge and love of the great gift of the Eucharist.
Is Receiving The Eucharist Under One Species Enough?
Former Baptist preacher, Steve Ray defending the Eucharist using history, the Church Fathers, Scripture, etc. “To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant” – John Henry Cardinal Newman. http://www.catholic-convert.com/ is Steve Ray’s site
Holy Communion is not just a member privilege the Catholic Church offers to Catholics. It is an expression of the pre-existing reality that the communicant believes the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus. In this video, Fr. Mike thoroughly and passionately explains why the Church teaches that non-Catholics cannot receive Communion. Fr. Mike’s hope is that through his explanation, you will see how the Church’s teaching on this matter expresses its desire for all Christians to be one.