Eucharistic Timeline

Timeline created by bigfishxrooeydev
  • 1,440 BCE


    The Letters of Paul, written between the year 40 and the year 60 speak of the tradition of the celebration of the Eucharist originating in the words and actions of Jesus at his Last Supper which were passed on to him and which he in turn passed on to the communities he established.
  • -4 BCE

    Jesus is Born

  • 30

    Crucifixion of Jesus

  • 70

    gospel is written

  • 100


    This celebration is based on the belief that the Eucharist is a sacrifice making present the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and the real presence of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine. The Eucharist makes present again the sacrifice that Jesus made when he offered his life for humanity.
  • 100

    Bread and wine

    The bread and wine are symbols of nourishment. In many cultures, bread is the main support of life: consecrated bread becomes the body of Christ and thus the main support of the spiritual life. Similarly, wine is the main drink used at meals in many cultures: consecrated wine is the blood of Jesus Christ; to ancient and to modern people, blood is associated with life; the consecrated wine is essential nourishment to the spiritual life.
  • 395

    Christianity is an official religion

  • 1000

    Changes to Eucharist

    Church teaching places the origin of the Eucharist in the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, at which he is believed to have taken bread and given it to his disciples, telling them to eat of it, because it was his body, and to have taken a cup and given it to his disciples, telling them to drink of it because it
  • 1498

    The last supper

    The Last Supper was probably a rather bewildering event for the disciples and there was little time to reflect on it as it was followed immediately by his betrayal, suffering and death. When he revealed himself in the ‘breaking of bread’ to the two disciples at Emmaus and when he provided a barbecued breakfast of bread and fish for the disciples on the shores of Lake Galilee John perhaps he was teaching them in a very visual way that when they had a meal in memory of him.