- is a sacrament which is the continuation of Christ’s Incarnation throughout time and space
- is a celebration of life, the dance of the Divine in sacramental form
- is an essential part of Divine Therapy because of the immense healing and transforming graces that are transmitted
- enables us to live Christ’s life in the everyday world
- develops and nourishes prayer and interior silence
- transforms our consciousness into divine consciousness
- awakens the Divine Indwelling within us and establishes us in the Trinitarian life
- OMOH: 128-129
- *OMOH: 150-160
- HW: 65
- BP: 52-56
- CF: 69, 93
- CF: 69
- FG: 6
- IG: 105
- AW: 118
The Eucharist is the celebration of life, the dance of the divine in sacramental form. We are part of that dance. Each of us is a continuation of Christ’s Incarnation insofar as we are living Christ’s life in our own lives – or rather, instead of our own lives. The Eucharist is the summary of all creation coming together in a single hymn of praise, surrender, and thanksgiving.
The Eucharist is the celebration of life and the dance of the divine in sacramental form. Everyone is a continuation of Christ’s Incarnation. We are living Christ’s life in our own lives. The Eucharist represents the summary of all creation coming together in a single hymn of praise, surrender, and thanksgiving. In the Eucharist, all creation is transformed into the body of Christ. Prayer and interior silence deepen our appreciation and receptivity to the Eucharist. The Eucharist also helps to develop and nourish inward prayer and interior silence.
The Second Vatican Counsel’s Constitution on the sacred liturgy explains the presences of Christ in the Eucharist. The first presence of Christ is the gathering of the assembly. The second is the formal proclamation of the Gospel. The third is the Eucharistic prayer in which the glorified body of Christ becomes present on the altar and in the worshipping community. The fourth takes place when each member of the congregation receives Communion. The fifth is the abiding presence of the Trinity within us, which the Eucharist awakens.
Thus, the thrust of the Eucharist is the transformation of human consciousness into the divine. It transmits the graces attached to the major events of Christ’s life, each of which is filled with special graces.
The Eucharist inserts us as living cells into the Mystical Body of Christ. We are what the philosopher and writer Arthur Koestler called a holon. The word holon comes from the Greek word for “whole” and refers to a self-contained organism or unit that contains within it numerous interrelated parts. Through the Eucharist we become holons within the greater holon of Christ’s Mystical Body. That means that each of us has within us by grace the whole program of divine transformation.
The Eucharist is the celebration of life.
What is the role of the Eucharist in your life?
Receive the Eucharist often and allow your consciousness to be transformed.