The Holy Eucharist – Part Eight

A Further Look at the Mystery of the Consecration. St. Paul writes, “For Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened Bread of sincerity and truth.” (1 Cor 5:7-8). On the night before He suffered […]

The Holy Eucharist – Part Seven

The Presentation of the gifts of bread and wine for Consecration. The Presentation of the Gifts is bringing the bread and wine to the Altar so they may be prepared for Consecration. The presentation of the gifts has been a part of the eucharistic liturgy since the earliest of times. There have been various prayers […]

The Holy Eucharist – Part One

The principle means of Sunday morning worship worship at St. John’s is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. From the earliest days of Christianity “the chief act of Christian worship on the Lord’s Day” (BCP, p. 13) has been eucharistic worship. Gregory Dix (1901-1952), an English monk and priest of Nashdom Abbey which is an […]