The breaking of the bread

April 23, 2014 8:52 am

…”he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” (Lk 24:35)

“Breaking of the bread” was the first name for the Eucharist and became the most significant sign of His presence. Ever since the Last Supper we have been celebrating the Eucharist—not only to memorize that moment, but also to bring about His presence and in this way to experience what He did and still does for us. He dies for us in every Mass. It is His Body and His Blood for the forgiveness of sins.

The more we explore the mystery of the Eucharist, the more we know Him.

“The disciples recognized the Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread, alleluia” (Communion Antiphon).

 

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