THE CUP AND THE BREAD.
LET US NOT FORGET HOLY COMMUNION…
One of the highlights of the coming Great Fast for every believing Christian is the receiving of the Holy Eucharist. “Take and eat,” Jesus commanded at the Mystical Supper before He died. “Drink you all of this,” He said at the Table as He met for the last time with His friends.
“Holy Communion is a communal act testifying the we comprise one family, the family of Christ.” We come as His children to the common Cup and Table. We gather at the Supper today as the Lord’s family, just as He gathered that family about Himself centuries ago.
Communion is also a personal act that brings us into an intimate union with Christ. The Lord once said the whosoever partakes of the Eucharist “abides in Me, and I in him.”
Holy Communion is also a pledge of eternal life. It is a foretaste of the eternal feast to come. “It is a sign of the Lord’s death and resurrection; therefore, of our own death to sin and resurrection to life.” By receiving Holy Communion in faith, we become one body with Christ and a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.
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