Tag Archives: Eucharist

To the Great Mysteries of Faith

Three great mysteries of our faith are the Trinity, Incarnation and Eucharist. Mathias Josef Scheeben, a German theologian of nineteenth century, saw a relationship between these three great mysteries. In the Trinity, the Son of God is mysteriously present in … Continue reading

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Epiousious

Sometimes the beauty and mystery of a biblical verse cannot be captured in translation.  For example, scholars, saints, and doctors of the Church have been perplexed with how to translate the verse “Give us this day our daily bread.”  The … Continue reading

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Proverbs and the Eucharist

“Let whoever is simple turn in here!” To him who is without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the … Continue reading

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The Crushed Revives the Spirit and Heart

On high I dwell, and in holiness, and with the crushed and dejected in spirit.  To revive the spirits of the dejected, to revive the hearts of the crushed. (Isaiah 57:15) The above verse from Isaiah resonated within as I … Continue reading

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The Sabbath and The Lord’s Day

The Table below summarizes some of similarities and differences between the Sabbath of the Old Covenant and the Lord’s Day of the New Covenant. The Sabbath The Lord’s Day Saturday Sunday Seventh Day of Week First or Eighth Day of … Continue reading

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Elisha’s Feeding of a Hundred Men as a Prototype of the Eucharist

In 2 Kings 4 a man from Ba’al-shal’ishah brings to Elisha twenty loaves of barely made of the first fruits of the earth.  Elisha instructs the man to place the twenty loaves before a hundred men to eat.  The man … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Able as a Prototype of the Eucharist

Three sacrifices are presented in the story of Cain and Able following the fall of Adam and Evil.  After banishment from the Garden of Eden, sacrifice is the first interaction of man with the Lord. Both Cain and Able offer … Continue reading

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