History Of The Eucharist

  • 100

    The Last Supper

    The Last Supper
    Jesus is crucified betryed by apostle Judas The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the Western world's most recognizable paintings.
  • Period: 100 to 200

    Second and Third Centuries

    Once the apostolic community was no longer on the scene, the developing liturgy increasingly used, read, and reflected on the writings of the first-generation leaders such as Paul. When Jewish-Christians were no longer welcome at the synagogue service, they added its prayers, singing, chanting, and homily to the eucharistic liturgy. Today, we recognize this development as the liturgy of the word.
  • 150

    Rite is described

    Rite is described
    St.Justin writes the description of the Rite today. A rite is an established, ceremonial, usually religious, act. Rites in this sense fall into three major categories: rites of passage, generally changing an individual's social status, such as marriage
  • Period: 300 to 700

    Fourth To Eight Centuries

    Significant changes occured with the liturgy
  • 384

    Latin Language Altered

    Latin Language Altered
    Latin was now the Language of the liturgy Latin has influenced the English language tremendously. ... Their language, not suprisingly, influenced English. Since their language (French) was a Romance language descended from Latin, this gave Latin an indirect influence on English. Latin also influenced Old English directly because of the Roman Conquest of England
  • Period: 800 to 1400

    Theoligists Debate

    Theologians of this era debated the meaning of the "real presence" of Christ in the eucharistic bread and wine. They used the term transubstantiation to describe the mystery of the bread and wine being changed into Jesus' risen body and blood although the appearance of bread and wine remained.Large churches, the stress on the sacrificial nature of the mass, the growing sense that the laity were spectators to a drama unfolding on the altar all led to a feeling that the consecration was the high
  • 1215

    Fourth Lateran Council

    Fourth Lateran Council
    Law was passed to give people the right to the lay people to receive communion at least one time in a calander year
  • 1570

    Pope Puis the V

    Pope Puis the V
    Pope Pius V, born Antonio Ghislieri, was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 8 January 1566 to his death in 1572. He is venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church, Pope Pius published a roman missal that throughly explained the ritual of the Eucharist.
  • New Law

    New Law
    Dedication to the blessed sacrament continued to shine, although people rarely received communion until 1910, when Pope Pius X permitted children who attained the age of maturity to receive holy communion and encouraged frequent communion by all the faithful.
  • Summary

    Summary
    In summary, Vatican II wished to make the eucharist a celebration of the entire community. Many of the reforms help us better understand the symbolism and meaning of the mass. They also help us gather together as a worshipping community.
  • The Eucharist Today

    The Eucharist Today
    We celebrate the mass in the vernacular language so we can understand more fully what the mass means.The liturgy of the word has greater importance. Guidelines instruct the homilist to develop the homily based on the readings. The Sunday readings revolve around a three-year cycle. This emphasis has helped Catholics discover the scriptures.The altar now faces the people. This invites a clearer understanding of what is going on at the eucharist. It also symbolically opens the mass to ful
  • The Eucharist Today

    The Eucharist Today
    The revised ritual allows communion in the hand and communion under both species.The laity assume many ministerial roles today, for example, as readers, eucharistic ministers, choir members, greeters, and gift bearers.