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Actions at the Eucharist and the Last Supper

You will notice that the actions of the priest at the Eucharist repeat the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper:

1. Jesus took the bread and wine 1. The Offertory
2. Jesus gave thanks over them 2. Eucharistic Prayer (Prayer of Consecration)
3. Jesus broke the bread 3. Breaking of the Bread
4. Jesus gave the bread and wine to his disciples 4. Communion






We should be present at the Eucharist every Sunday, not only because it is Our Lord’s own Service and Sunday is Our Lord’s own Day, but because he commanded his Church to do so.  “Do this”, he said, and so we, as members of his Church, take our part in doing it every Sunday.